Guided Inquiry Design®
A Framework for Inquiry in Your School
All sectors of society are turning to education to solve our pressing problems. In order for our children to grow into productive citizens who live successful lives in a changing world, they need to be able to think, learn, and create, and to be able to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively to do so. "Inquiry" has become the buzz word in today's schools. But teachers are asking, "How do we do it?"
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Today's students need to be fully prepared for successful learning and living in the information age. This book provides a practical, flexible framework for designing Guided Inquiry that helps achieve that goal.
Guided Inquiry prepares today's learners for an uncertain future by providing the education that enables them to make meaning of myriad sources of information in a rapidly evolving world. The companion book, Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century, explains what Guided Inquiry is and why it is now essential now. This book, Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School, explains how to do it.
The first three chapters provide an overview of the Guided Inquiry design framework, identify the eight phases of the Guided Inquiry process, summarize the research that grounds Guided Inquiry, and describe the five tools of inquiry that are essential to implementation. The following chapters detail the eight phases in the Guided Inquiry design process, providing examples at all levels from pre-K through 12th grade and concluding with recommendations for building Guided Inquiry in your school.
The book is for pre-K–12 teachers, school librarians, and principals who are interested in and actively designing an inquiry approach to curricular learning that incorporates a wide range of resources from the library, the Internet, and the community. Staff of community resources, museum educators, and public librarians will also find the book useful for achieving student learning goals.
- Provides example session plans with starter, worktime, and reflection for each phase in the inquiry process as well as examples for pre-K though high school levels
- Describes how to organize, design, and implement in three member instructional teams
- Presents a complete framework for Guided Inquiry with visuals from opening to creating and sharing, accompanied by recommendations for building beyond one inquiry unit
- Provides inquiry tool templates to implement each phase of the process
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- ISBN: 978-1-61069-410-0
- With this CD-ROM, you can now visually reinforce Guided Inquiry Design concepts and engage learners with 29 images ready for printing, posting, and learning.
- A 17" x 34" poster of the full Guided Inquiry process
- Eight posters of the individual phases in Guided Inquiry (Open, Immerse, Explore, Identify, Gather, Create, Share, and Evaluate), each 11" x 14"
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ContentsList of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1: Guided Inquiry Design: The Process, the Learning, and the TeamGuided Inquiry Process Phases of the Guided Inquiry Process Guided Inquiry Sessions Five Kinds of Learning Organizing the Guided Inquiry Learning Team Resources for Guided Inquiry What’s Next? The Research Chapter 2: The Research Behind the Design Inside the Inquiry Process: What the Information Search Process Tells Us About Guiding and Intervening Zone of Intervention in the Information Search Process Stages of the Information Search Process Third Space: Where the Student’s World Meets the Curriculum What’s Next? Inquiry Tools Chapter 3: Inquiry Tools: Strategies for Guided InquiryThe Six Cs Inquiry Tools: Implementing Strategies Inquiry Tools are Interdependent Inquiry Tools for Assessment and Evaluation Inquiry Tools: Across the Guided Inquiry Process What’s Next? Open Chapter 4: Open: Invitation to inquiry, Open minds, Stimulate curiosityOpen in Guided Inquiry Invite Learners In Establish an Inquiry Stance Engage the Community What is the Team Doing? What is the Learner Doing? Ideas for Open Sessions What’s Next? Immerse Chapter 5: Immerse: Build background knowledge, Connect to content, Discover interesting ideasImmerse in Guided Inquiry Build Background Knowledge Connect to Content Discover Interesting Ideas What is the Team Doing? What is the Learner Doing? Ideas for Immerse Sessions What’s Next? Exploring Chapter 6: Explore: Explore interesting ideas, Look around, Dip inExplore in Guided Inquiry Explore Interesting Ideas Look Around: Browsing a Variety of Sources Dip In: Relax, Read, and Reflect What is the Team Doing? What is the Learner Doing? Ideas for Explore Sessions What’s Next? Identifying Chapter 7: Identify: Pause and ponder, Identify inquiry question, Decide directionIdentify in Guided Inquiry Pause and Ponder Identify Meaningful Questions Decide on an Inquiry Question What is the Team Doing? What is the Learner Doing? Ideas for Identify Sessions What’s Next? Gather Chapter 8: Gather: Gather important information, Go broad, Go deepGather in Guided Inquiry Go Broad: A Comprehensive Search on Inquiry Question Go Deep: Learning from Information Within Sources Gathering Important Information Decide What is Enough What is the Team Doing? What is the Learner Doing? Ideas for Gather Sessions What’s Next? Create Chapter 9: Create: Reflect on learning, Go beyond facts to make meaning, Create to communicateCreate in Guided Inquiry Reflect on Learning Going Beyond Facts to Interpret and Extend Create to Communicate Finding Authentic Audiences What is the Team Doing? What is the Learner Doing? Ideas for Create Sessions What’s Next? Sharing Chapter 10: Share: Learn from each other, Share learning, Tell your storyShare in Guided Inquiry Learn from Each Other Share the Learning Tell Your Story What is the Team Doing? What is the Learner Doing? Ideas for Share Sessions What’s Next? Evaluation Chapter 11: Evaluate: Evaluate achievement of learning goals, Reflect on content, Reflect on processEvaluate in Guided Inquiry Evaluate Achievement of Learning Goals Reflect on Content Reflect on Process What is the Team Doing? What is the Learner Doing? Ideas for Evaluate Sessions What’s Next? Building Guided Inquiry Chapter 12: Building Guided Inquiry in Your SchoolThe Research: Follow-up Studies of the Information Search Process Building Guided Inquiry: Content and Process Culmination Conversations for Building Guided Inquiry Building Guided Inquiry as a Way of Learning Across the Grades Building a Collaborative School Culture Getting Started and Sustaining Change Building Guided Inquiry in Your School List of ResourcesReferencesIndex
"Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School provides a wealth of information on how to use guided inquiry to create a student-focused learning environment . . . This book is immensely useful for K–12 teachers and school librarians, as well as for academic librarians who are interested in adapting the guided inquiry process for one-shot information literacy workshops or semester-long research skills courses."
"Drawing on experiences and research, the work will encourage, enable, and support the use of guided inquiry into any school, using examples and supporting findings. This is a welcome addition to any professional development collection in any academic setting."
"This research-based framework walks teachers through the inquiry process with a focus on collaboration and modeling. . . . This book makes visible to students the many things that researchers intuitively do during inquiry and makes it easy to apply for teachers and librarians."
"The opening chapter provides an overview of the eight-step Guided Inquiry Design Process. . . . Subsequent chapters delve deeply into each step, backing it up with research, and showing how the larger team contributes to it. The final chapter explores 'Building Guided Inquiry in Your School.' Logs, diagrams, charts, and session plans clarify the process further and give you practical help for incorporating Guided Inquiry Design into your library program."
"After years of working with an Inquiry Process model, our librarians read Guided Inquiry and Guided Inquiry Design and participated in Dr. Maniotes’ workshops. Dr. Maniotes’ insightful seminars and coaching sessions helped our librarians understand that we needed to adjust our focus from imposing the model on project design to using the model to support student learning needs. We have revised our Inquiry Process model and integrated many of the principles of Guided Inquiry Design into the district’s language arts curriculum and library instructional practice."
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