- How does organizing classroom instruction around inquiry change the role of the teacher?
- Compare and contrast an "inquiry approach" with a "coverage approach."
- How might "slowing down" instruction allow for deeper thinking and more satisfying study?
- How might withholding interesting and challenging lessons from less-developed readers limit their learning?
- Look at the list of inquiry-based model. Consider how each of these models provides students with similar opportunities as those offered adults in the "real' world. We sometimes think of inquiry-based learning as a new fangled idea, but there is a robust tradition in this type of approach to teaching and learning. Think back to your own education and consider those times that you remember and that you really learned something. How did that happen for you? What were the conditions that led to this learning? How about in your own practice with kids? What teaching experience do you recall that led to the highest level of engagement with your kids? Why?
Chapter 4 - What We Know About Inquiry
Louise Robitaille is a retired Special Education Resource teacher and Literacy Coach. Follow on Twitter-@robitaille2011