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|1. “inquiry learning” OR “guided learning”||493,000||Using quotation marks and the Boolean operator OR brought up an enormous number of choices. An article by Murdoch (2006) Inquiry learning – journeys through the thinking process appears interesting as the author is from Melbourne and has done some previous work in this area.|
|2. “inquiry learning” OR “guided learning” + English||339,000||A slight reduction still huge number but some relevant choices have come up. Don’t’ Teach! Let Me Learn! Inquiry Learning in English (Years 4-8), a text by Crosby and Marten (2006) is a practical guide to English inquiry based learning based on Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Thinking. The website thirteen ed online has a workshop that can be worked through from the theory on inquiry learning to implementation. Too many more to look through.|
|3.”inquiry learning” AND English *AND middle years||220,00||Adding the wildcard * plus AND Middle Years still brings up a vast array of information but the initial suggestions are specific to the subject and the related searches are useful. I have just found the term Language Arts that I should have considered much earlier.|
|4. “inquiry learning” AND “language arts” AND middle years||4420||Going to Google Scholar and adding in Language Arts lessened the number but has added in English as a language rather than excluding it as I hoped. Kuhlthau, Manitoes and Caspari (2007) Guided inquiry: Learning in the 21st century is in the list but the others are not particularly relevant.|
|5.”inquiry learning” AND “language arts” *Reading AND middle YearsSEE SCREEN SHOT BELOW||1490||Narrowing results down somewhat and a few likely sources come up. Tobin (2005) Responding to diversity: Differentiating in the language arts classroom, discusses how question based learning can be best used with all learners. This was a disappointing result overall as the search was not as relevant as Google in finding what I wanted.|
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Crosby, N. Marten, E. (2009). Don’t’ Teach! Let Me Learn! Inquiry learning in English (Years 4-8). Morrabin, VIC. Hawker Brownlow Education.
Kuhlthau,C. (2010) Guided inquiry : School libraries in the 21st century. School Libraries Worldwide, 16 (1), 17-28. Retrieved on 23 August, 2014 from https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/~kuhlthau/docs/GI-School-Librarians-in-the-21-Century.pdf
Murdoch, K. (2006) The inquiry learning: journeys through the thinking process. Retrieved on 23 August, 2014 from http://www.kathmurdoch.com.au/index.php?id=3
thirteen ed online. Concept to Classroom. Retrieved on August 23 August, 2014 from http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/inquiry/index_sub2.html
Tobin, R. (2005). Responding to diversity: Differentiating in the language arts classroom. Retrieved on 23 August, 2014 from http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/langandlit/article/view/16317/13095
What do I want to know?
1. Has inquiry learning been mapped to the ACARA English?
2. Where would I be able to see inquiry learning in action in Brisbane?
I still have some questions that haven’t been answered yet. Now that this part of the Inquiry Learning Re-Search Safari is over, I make camp to rest to search for these answers on another day!
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