Linking the concepts – inquiry based learning
I should be spending some time working on my last assignment for my Grad Cert in Education, but I am currently more engaged by the topics floating around twitter and those that are appearing in education focussed blogs.
One of the blog posts that particularly took my interest was this one http://www.julieacunningham.com/2011/09/i-believe-dont-do-internet-safety-part-2/ which states:
“I believe that students should use their name when building an online presence.”
Other blogs that I have been reading have been considering the place of inquiry such as http://whatedsaid.wordpress.com/ which is certainly linking in with the concept of what 21st Century learning should look like http://www.connectedprincipals.com/archives/4458
I am grateful to the author of the first mentioned blog post as it has made me think, it has made me explore, discuss and question. I appreciate that as a result there has been the opportunity to share my questions/comments with the author of the blog along with the author of whatedsaid.wordpress.com
As an educator it is extremely important to be placed back in the learning seat, to not know the answer and be free to inquire. Do we allow our students to do the same? Do we encourage our colleagues to undertake this process within our schools?
The following videos are both looking at inquiry, they are both valid and both require good questioning and facilitation to be successful. Is one better than the other? Is there a place for one over the other?
Project Based Learning