||Librarian's Instructional Role/Inquiry Learning and Process, K-12
||Librarian's Instructional Role/Curriculum and Instruction, K-12
This dynamic approach to an exciting form of teaching and learning will inspire students to gain insights and complex thinking skills from the school library, their community, and the wider world.
Guided inquiry is a way of thinking, learning, and teaching that changes the culture of a school into a collaborative inquiry community. Global interconnectedness calls for new skills, new knowledge, and new ways of learning to prepare students with the abilities and competencies they need to meet the challenges of a changing world. The challenge for the information-age school is to educate students for living and working in this information-rich technological environment.
At the core of being educated today is knowing how to learn and innovate from a variety of sources. Through guided inquiry, students see school learning and real life meshed in meaningful ways. They develop higher order thinking and strategies for seeking meaning, creating, and innovating. Today's schools are challenged to develop student talent, coupling the rich resources of the school library with those of the community and wider world. How well are you preparing your students to draw on the knowledge and wisdom of the past while using today's technology to advance new discoveries in the future? This book is the introduction to guided inquiry. It is the place to begin to consider and plan how to develop an inquiry learning program for your students.
- Identifies and explains the five kinds of learning accomplished through guided inquiry
- Includes a new chapter on how to meet current curricular standards throughout inquiry learning
- Introduces the Guided Inquiry Design framework
- Describes guided inquiry's unique approach to transforming learning in today's schools
- Discusses how to embed student research in the inquiry process at all grade levels
- Author Info
- Table of Contents
PART I: THEORY, RESEARCH, AND DESIGN FRAMEWORK
Chapter 1: Guided Inquiry – What is it, Why Now, What's New?
Chapter 2: Constructivist Approach to Learning
Chapter 3: Third Space - Connecting to the Students' World
Chapter 4: The Research Base – Information Search Process (ISP)
Chapter 5: Guided Inquiry Design Framework
PART II: INFORMATION LITERACY: A CONCEPTS APPROACH
Chapter 6: Information Literacy
Chapter 7: Information Literacy Curriculum
PART III: TEACHING AND LEARNING
Chapter 8: Resources for a Rich Learning Environment
Chapter 9: The Guided Inquiry Team
Chapter 10: Interventions
Chapter 11: Assessing and Evaluating
Chapter 12: Five Kinds of Learning
Chapter 13: Meeting Content Standards
Chapter 14: Assessment for Five Kinds of Learning
Chapter 15: Getting Started and Sustaining Change
Appendix A: Progression and Development of Kuhlthau's Information Search Process 2000-2015
Appendix B: Progression and Development of Kuhlthau's Information Search Process 1985-1989
Appendix C: Progression and Development of Kuhlthau's Information Search Process 1990-1999
Appendix D: Study Guide and Journal
"Guided Inquiry is complete with solid teaching practices, differentiated learning strategies, and useful toolkits. This dynamic approach integrates curricular standards throughout inquiry learning and embeds student research in the process. Informative figures, charts, frameworks, flow charts, indexes, and references transform learning. Guided Inquiry currently benefits students, educators, and administrators; in addition to future beneficiaries: parents, citizens, employers, and organizations."