Models of Inquiry-based learning - all under the constructivist learning umbrella
- problem-based learning (is not repeating the example word problems; rather, there is something wrong with the problem)
- project based learning (end project is goal)
- design-based/thinking/learning (create something, get feedback, improve, repeat)
- challenge based learning - (bringing a change to your community)
Types of Inquiry:
- Structured inquiry (everyone does the same science lab)
- Controlled inquiry (teacher chooses topics and identifies the resources, etc)
- Guided Inquiry: teacher chooses topic/question & students design product or solution (like a webquest)
- Free Inquiry: students choose their topics without reference to any prescribed content (scariest for Neil as it is out there without scaffolding)
Questions to ask to determine authenticity:
- Where does this curriculum live in the real world?
- What will students find interesting, controversial or shocking about a topic?
- How might this curriculum be turned into problems, puzzles, questions and issues as the context for learning?