Category - Authentic Enquiry

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Teaching for Effective Learning: South Australia Department for Education and Children’s Services
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Ngambara Fimityatit: Learning Together in Daly River
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Pedagogy of Hope
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EnquiryBlogger: blogging for Learning Power & Authentic Enquiry
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Institute for Inquiry

Teaching for Effective Learning: South Australia Department for Education and Children’s Services

Visiting Fellow Chris Goldspink presents the research and practice from the Teaching for Effective Learning Programme in South Australia at the Centre for Systems Learning and Leadership at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol in March 2012. The Teaching for Effective Learning Framework was developed as a part of ongoing enquiry in South Australia into the nexus between how teachers design and orchestrate learning and learner engagement. The framework was developed through consultation with international researchers, as well as local leaders and skilled practitioners, about the essential elements of quality practice. The framework provides means of measuring quality of practice through systematic observation of teaching practice and been demonstrated to be valid and reliable in this role. It[…]

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Ngambara Fimityatit: Learning Together in Daly River

These murals of a Barramundi and a Brolga have been painted by the community in Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia, to remind everyone about how the community and the children in St Francis Xavier Catholic School are learning and achieving together.  The project, led by Miriam Rose Bauman and Julianne Willis, draws everyone in the school community together to engage in learning and change.  The vision of the project is summed up in the title Ngamara Fimityatit – which means When we learn together, sharing + living the same language for learning, we will be empowered to create a new story for our future… It’s about bringing together local traditional knowledge systems with 21century ideas about learning, in order to empower[…]

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Pedagogy of Hope

Anglican Academy and Secondary School Heads 2012 Conference  Pedagogy of hope2 from Ruth Deakin Crick The seminar outlined the key ideas from research projects tracking back to 2000 and present the idea the learning is a journey of Authentic Enquiry, which moves from the personal to the public. It starts with identity, story and purpose, moves through learning power and the personal qualities needed for engagement in new learning opportunities, the selection, manipulation and generation of knowledge for a chosen purpose, and culminates in competence – the capability to engage in the real world. From a learners perspective it completes the following: I AM, I CAN, I KNOW, I SERVE. For more details of the research behind these ideas check[…]

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EnquiryBlogger: blogging for Learning Power & Authentic Enquiry

We just gave this talk on EnquiryBlogger at the annual Open U.’s CALRG 2012 conference. Further reading: Ferguson, R., Buckingham Shum, S. and Deakin Crick, R. (2011). EnquiryBlogger: using widgets to support awareness and reflection in a PLE Setting. 1st Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Personal Learning Environments. PLE Conference 2011, 11-13 July, Southampton, UK. Eprint: http://oro.open.ac.uk/30598 Ferguson, R. and Buckingham Shum, S. (2012). Social Learning Analytics: Five Approaches. Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. Learning Analytics & Knowledge, (29 Apr-2 May, Vancouver, BC). ACM Press: New York. Eprint: http://oro.open.ac.uk/32910 Buckingham Shum, S. and Deakin Crick, R. (2012). Learning Dispositions and Transferable Competencies: Pedagogy, Modelling and Learning Analytics. Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. Learning Analytics & Knowledge. (29 Apr-2 May, 2012, Vancouver, BC). ACM Press: New York. Eprint: http://oro.open.ac.uk/32823

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Institute for Inquiry

This is how the Institute for Inquiry describes the enquiry process — in language  very similar to our ideas about authentic enquiry… Good science education requires both learning scientific concepts and developing scientific thinking skills. Inquiry is an approach to learning that involves a process of exploring the natural or material world, and that leads to asking questions, making discoveries, and testing those discoveries in the search for new understanding. Inquiry, as it relates to science education, should mirror as closely as possible the enterprise of doing real science. The inquiry process is driven by one’s own curiosity, wonder, interest, or passion to understand an observation or to solve a problem. The process begins when the learner notices something that[…]

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