Guided Inquiry

Guided Inquiry : Learning in the 21st Century, 2nd Edition

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This dynamic approach to an exciting form of teaching and learning will inspire students to gain insights and complex thinking skills from the school library, their community, and the wider world.

Guided inquiry is a way of thinking, learning, and teaching that changes the culture of a school into a collaborative inquiry community. Global interconnectedness calls for new skills, new knowledge, and new ways of learning to prepare students with the abilities and competencies they need to meet the challenges of a changing world. The challenge for the information-age school is to educate students for living and working in this information-rich technological environment.

At the core of being educated today is knowing how to learn and innovate from a variety of sources. Through guided inquiry, students see school learning and real life meshed in meaningful ways. They develop higher order thinking and strategies for seeking meaning, creating, and innovating. Today's schools are challenged to develop student talent, coupling the rich resources of the school library with those of the community and wider world. How well are you preparing your students to draw on the knowledge and wisdom of the past while using today's technology to advance new discoveries in the future? This book is the introduction to guided inquiry. It is the place to begin to consider and plan how to develop an inquiry learning program for your students.

Identifies and explains the five kinds of learning accomplished through guided inquiry

Includes a new chapter on how to meet current curricular standards throughout inquiry learning

Introduces the Guided Inquiry Design framework

Describes guided inquiry's unique approach to transforming learning in today's schools

Discusses how to embed student research in the inquiry process at all grade levels
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Product details

  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 175.26 x 251.46 x 15.24mm | 580.6g
  • Englewood, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1440833818
  • 9781440833816
  • 265,355

Table of contents

CONTENTS * Illustrations Preface Introduction * PART I: THEORY, RESEARCH, AND DESIGN FRAMEWORK Chapter 1: Guided Inquiry - What is it, Why Now, What's New? Chapter 2: Constructivist Approach to Learning Chapter 3: Third Space - Connecting to the Students' World Chapter 4: The Research Base - Information Search Process (ISP) Chapter 5: Guided Inquiry Design Framework * PART II: INFORMATION LITERACY: A CONCEPTS APPROACH Chapter 6: Information Literacy Chapter 7: Information Literacy Curriculum * PART III: TEACHING AND LEARNING Chapter 8: Resources for a Rich Learning Environment Chapter 9: The Guided Inquiry Team Chapter 10: Interventions Chapter 11: Assessing and Evaluating Chapter 12: Five Kinds of Learning Chapter 13: Meeting Content Standards Chapter 14: Assessment for Five Kinds of Learning Chapter 15: Getting Started and Sustaining Change * Appendix A: Progression and Development of Kuhlthau's Information Search Process 2000-2015 Appendix B: Progression and Development of Kuhlthau's Information Search Process 1985-1989 Appendix C: Progression and Development of Kuhlthau's Information Search Process 1990-1999 Appendix D: Study Guide and Journal References Index
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About Carol C. Kuhlthau

Carol C. Kuhlthau is professor emerita of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University.

Leslie K. Maniotes, PhD, is an education consultant and the cocreator and professional developer of Guided Inquiry Design (R).

Ann K. Caspari, MA, is education specialist at Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and director of the professional development program for preschool teachers in the District of Columbia Public School on inquiry science for young learners.
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