“What is this thinking that schools call inquiry?” Louise Thomson writes…

A post by Louise Thomson on the National Library caught my eye:

She writes (and I hope she won’t mind my reproducing it – worthwhile stuff!):

– scaffolded

– variation on a theme

– using a variety of resources (both people and things)

– prior knowledge (gathering and working from what children know)

– a supportive environment to share

– teaching questioning

– saturation

– investigation

– questions

– reporting

– skills to ask questions, refine questioning

– inquiry skills need to be taught

– educating others

– problem solving

– creative thinking

– focussed research

– working in groups or individually

– questions (open ended, questions lead to other questions, big questions broken down)


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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