Inquiry Learning Post 5: Expert Search Google and Google Scholar

Google and Google Scholar Expert

Search Terms/Keywords Results Comments
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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References:

Camping Image. Retrieved 31 August, 2014 from image of camping.

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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