Concept Based Inquiry in Action

Concept-Based Inquiry in Action provides teachers with the tools and resources necessary to organize and focus student learning around concepts and conceptual relationships that support the transfer of understanding.

Author: Carla Marschall

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506391303

Category: Education

Page: 368

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Create a thinking classroom that helps students move from the factual to the conceptual Concept-Based Inquiry is a framework for inquiry that promotes deep understanding. The key is using guiding questions to help students inquire into concepts and the relationships between them. Concept-Based Inquiry in Action provides teachers with the tools and resources necessary to organize and focus student learning around concepts and conceptual relationships that support the transfer of understanding. Step by step, the authors lead both new and experienced educators to implement teaching strategies that support the realization of inquiry-based learning for understanding in any K–12 classroom.

Concept Based Literacy Lessons

For literacy teachers looking for practical ways to implement a Curriculum and Instruction Model that’s more inquiry-driven and idea-centered, look no further than this book.

Author: Lois A. Lanning

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1544318588

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 837

For literacy teachers looking for practical ways to implement a Curriculum and Instruction Model that’s more inquiry-driven and idea-centered, look no further than this book. This resource helps bridge the divide between conceptual curriculum and actionable practice, and provides practical support for teachers implementing Concept-Based literacy lessons. Readers will find Step-by-step help with lesson planning for conceptual understanding and transfer Ideas for supporting inductive learning Classroom Snapshots that showcase familiar literacy practices in Concept-Based classrooms Strategies to promote critical, reflective, and conceptual thinking Model elementary and secondary Concept-Based lesson and unit plans A chapter devoted to answering frequently asked questions

Teaching and Learning in International Schools

Marschall, C and French, R (2018) Concept-based Inquiry in Action. Strategies to Promote Transferable Understanding. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. McTighe, J and Wiggins, G (2005) Understanding by Design. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Author: Anssi Roiha

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 1913453510

Category: Education

Page: 256

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An essential guide to teaching and learning in international schools for pre- and in-service educators around the world. With more and more teachers working in international schools, this book provides a practical and accessible examination of effective pedagogy in this specific context. Using case studies that can be applied in a range of settings, it explores key areas of classroom practice such as collaboration and student agency, along with emergent approaches such as play-based, concept-based and enquiry-based teaching and learning. In addition, it gazes towards students’ future needs, exploring themes such as new literacies and intercultural competence. “The thoughtful questions posed throughout the text have the potential to guide some important conversations and prompt positive, professional growth.” Kath Murdoch, Seastar Education Consulting “This is a text that is much needed in national and international education.” Malcolm Nicolson, Director Erimus Education “Modelling the power and value of collaboration, a cohort of very accomplished educators with international experience have united to share numerous practical examples to support effective teaching and learning." Dr Jennifer Chang Wathall, independent education consultant "...connects readers to new or different researchers beyond what is shared in IB publications, therefore widening the research base and highlighting new strategies to help educators keen to innovate in their practice.” Sandy Paton, PYP Educator and independent consultant

Guided Inquiry Design in Action High School

The shift from fact-finding to concept-based inquiry brings the risk of uncertainty. Often, there is a desire to know the answer to our query in advance—or at least to know that there is an answer. This risk inherent in uncertainty—or ...

Author: Leslie K. Maniotes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440847126

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

View: 670

Edited by the cocreator of the Guided Inquiry Design® (GID) framework as well as an educator, speaker, and international consultant on the topic, this book explains the nuances of GID in the high school context. It also addresses background research and explains guided inquiry and the information search process. • Enables teachers, school librarians, and other educational partners to simultaneously target outcomes that bring about deep understanding and address curricular goals • Offers a practical, concepts-based approach to inquiry learning, complete units of study in a variety of content areas, and a discussion of the role emotions in the learning process • Includes ready-to-implement Guided Inquiry Design® (GID) lesson plans written by practicing high school librarians and teachers who have been refining their GID curricula for years • Serves to heighten student engagement at the high school level by going beyond fact-finding to foster deeper understanding and knowledge creation • Provides an explicit structure for developing instructional partnerships and collaborative teams within the school and with the larger community

Worldwise Learning

An exploration of how to support conceptual thinking is addressed in Chapter 7. To read more on how to construct and scaffold conceptual understandings with students, see Concept-Based Inquiry in Action: Strategies to Promote ...

Author: Carla Marschall

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1071835920

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 790

Create inclusive, democratic classrooms that prepare knowledgeable, compassionate, and engaged global citizens. Today’s global challenges—climate change, food and water insecurity, social and economic inequality, and a global pandemic—demand that educators prepare students to become compassionate, critical thinkers who can explore alternative futures. Their own, others’, and the planet’s well-being depend on it. Worldwise Learning presents a "Pedagogy for People, Planet, and Prosperity" that supports K-8 educators in nurturing "Worldwise Learners": students who both deeply understand and purposefully act when learning about global challenges. Coupling theory with practice, this book builds educators’ understanding of how curriculum and meaningful interdisciplinary learning can be organized around local, global, and intercultural issues, and provides a detailed framework for making those issues come alive in the classroom. Richly illustrated, each innovative chapter asserts a transformational approach to teaching and learning following an original three-part inquiry cycle, and includes: Practical classroom strategies to implement Worldwise Learning at the lesson level, along with tips for scaffolding students’ thinking. Images of student work and vignettes of learning experiences that help educators visualize authentic Worldwise Learning moments. Stories that spotlight Worldwise Learning in action from diverse student, teacher, and organization perspectives. An exemplar unit plan that illustrates how the planning process links to and can support teaching and learning about global challenges. QR codes that link to additional lesson and unit plans, educational resources, videos of strategies, and interviews with educators and thought leaders on a companion website, where teachers can discuss topics and share ideas with each other. Worldwise Learning turns students into local and global citizens who feel genuine concern for the world around them, living their learning with intention and purpose. The time is now.

Worldwise Learning

"Evidence that we live in an increasingly complex and interconnected world exists just inside our kitchens.

Author: Carla Marschall

Publisher: Corwin Publishers

ISBN: 9781071835944

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 393

"Evidence that we live in an increasingly complex and interconnected world exists just inside our kitchens. Cabinets are filled with maple syrup from Canada, jalapenos from Mexico, and pasta from Italy. California tomatoes, Thai mangos, and New Zealand apples sit perched in a bowl on the countertop. In addition to this geographic diversity, a unique and intricate story exists for each food, conveying the numerous systems involved in its production. Due to this interconnectedness, the most challenging issues local and global communities face today have no single cause and no simple solution. Think about mass migration, climate change, and global pandemics. They are, in a word, complex. Understanding them deeply requires both a shift in thinking and a shift in behavior. It no longer works to say that, "A causes B" when we live in a networked world where social, economic and environmental factors intermingle So what does this have to do with education? Our students inherit current-day global challenges and need to be prepared for an uncertain future characterized by social, political, economic and environmental instability. They'll need to recognize how issues don't fit neatly within the artificial boundaries societies have made, such as city, state or national borders. They'll need to understand that systems only improve when solutions address root causes, not just symptoms. They'll need to view themselves as capable and competent in affecting positive, long-lasting change. And, as teachers, our job is to consider how we can help students to develop the thinking skills to understand global issues while forming the competencies to identify and enact solutions that bring about positive change"--

Dancing in the Light

Yet the widespread change in teaching styles required to shift education to meet 21st century requirements has been sporadic at best. This book tells several stories.

Author: Marcia Behrenbruch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9460918859

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 551

Sustainability, globalization, the rapid growth of knowledge and the need for internationally minded citizens require a rethinking of education. Concept based inquiry learning has been offered for over a century as an alternative to traditional education centered on textbooks, invasive standardized testing and control external to the student. Yet the widespread change in teaching styles required to shift education to meet 21st century requirements has been sporadic at best. This book tells several stories. The first is a teacher’s journey to discover a different way of teaching and learning. The second is a summary of the theory used to explain and justify the change in pedagogy to the wider school community. The third are stories from student and teachers who practice inquiry learning. The result is a description of 6 essential elements for a successful inquiry learning environment. Although this research was conducted at a single school, it offers important insights for other schools who are considering change to a more constructivist, sustainable approach to education. Marcia Behrenbruch has taught at all levels of schooling from the early years to year 12. She has lived and worked in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Vietnam and Singapore. Most of her 15 years in school administration focused on curriculum innovation and facilitating change. She completed her doctoral studies at Melbourne Graduate School of Education and is currently a global head of professional development for an international not-for-profit educational organization.

Environment Schools and Active Learning

be integrated via the development of holistic understanding , and discipline - based inquiry is therefore a ... inquiry , and a concept which refers to the eclectic utilisation of analytic knowledge through students ' action research .

Author: Centre pour la recherche et l'innovation dans l'enseignement

Publisher: Paris, France : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

View: 427

In response to the rapidly emerging environmental imperative that environmental awareness needs to be taught in the schools, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) through its Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) developed a project oriented toward grass-roots improvements by schools within environmental education initiatives. Based on the recognition that schools can provide a framework in which to gain experience in investigating, reflecting, and acting upon environmental issues, it was agreed that the participating OECD countries--Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Federal Republic of Germany, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland--should identify those schools that were already developing the most innovative ways of teaching and learning about environmental issues ranging across a spectrum of scientific, economic, and cultural points of view. This report summarizes and gives examples of both the work carried out in these schools, as well as the main pedagogical and strategic issues that provided the basis for this CERI project. Part I, Towards Environmental Awareness, deals with the basic pedagogical premises and provides an in-depth analysis of how these premises have emerged within the work of the selected school programs. Part II, Case Studies, is a series of descriptions and accounts of the 11 schools selected by each of the cooperating countries. Part III, Perspectives, considers environmental and school initiatives from four different perspectives, namely: educational, environmental, industrial, and governmental. An overview of the participating schools is also provided for easy reference and contact information. (JJK)

The Effects of an Inquiry based Data to concept Curriculum

While in general this is true, there are some improvements to the data-to-concept model, which will be necessary to make achievement equitable for all students regardless of status.

Author: Brandon Honzel

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Inquiry-based learning

Page: 120

View: 726

This action research evaluates the effects of the implementation of an inquiry-based, data-to-concept curriculum on students and teachers. The data-to-concept model is a pedagogical approach where students gather data first and formulate their own explanations or mental models for the observations prior to any introduction to the concept or vocabulary associated with the concept. While a previous study supports achievement gains in science after implementing a data-to-concept curriculum, there is uncertainty about the distribution of achievement gains in science across various subpopulations such as gender, Title I status and income status. Comparisons were made using students' scores from MontCas (Montana's state achievement test), Lawson's Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning, a modified Science Attitudes, Skill and Knowledge survey along with interviews of both teachers and students. Analysis indicates that in general, students make gains in their reasoning skills after two years of data-to-concept science classes. There does not appear to be a difference in science achievement based on gender or income status, but there seems to be an achievement gap based on Title I status. In relationship to attitude, students generally have a positive attitude towards science after one semester of data-to-concept instruction. Both teachers and students prefer the data-to-concept method to more traditional, expository methods of teaching and learning. In general, this study supports the use/implementation of a data-to-concept curriculum. While in general this is true, there are some improvements to the data-to-concept model, which will be necessary to make achievement equitable for all students regardless of status. The science department at Big Sky High School will have to address the achievement gap based on Title I status. In my classroom, I will need to work to help students understand the limitations and power of science as a way of understanding the natural world. The data-to-concept model of instruction is supported by data and preferred by both students and teachers.

I Is for Inquiry

Shares selected references and related Internet-based resources. Helps teachers build self-confidence about teaching through inquiry. This book will serve as a familiar and fun resource for busy teachers at any point in their careers.

Author: Bruce M Shore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000493466

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 399

I Is for Inquiry takes a unique approach to helping teachers in the elementary grades create lessons and sustain inquiry in their classrooms. This colorful, illustrated alphabet book explores 26 (including X and Z) key ideas and skills in inquiry-based teaching and learning, such as collaboration, dialogue, evidence, hypothesis, and scaffolding. Each short chapter: Summarizes one inquiry element that can be built into students' experiences. Uses straightforward language and examples. Includes a classroom vignette and suggestions for using the concept. Shares selected references and related Internet-based resources. Helps teachers build self-confidence about teaching through inquiry. This book will serve as a familiar and fun resource for busy teachers at any point in their careers. Using the inquiry vocabulary and repertoire of concepts, teachers can build curriculum and share ideas with colleagues, making inquiry in the classroom as approachable as ABC!