Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 13.10.2015 - 254 sivua

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.

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CAROL COLLIER KUHLTHAU is distinguished professor emerita of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University, where she directed the graduate program in school librarianship, rated number one in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Kuhlthau is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking research on the information search process. The ISP model of thoughts, feelings, and actions in six stages of information seeking and use continues to impact theory and research worldwide in the field of human information behavior. She is founding director of the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries at Rutgers University. Her published works include Seeking Meaning: A Process Approach to Library and Information Services, second edition, and Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century. LESLIE K. MANIOTES is a premier subject matter expert on inquiry learning. She serves BLV Consulting as CEO and as the lead education consultant providing professional development, coaching and guidance to educators and educational leaders worldwide. Leslie holds a PhD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her research on the Third Space in learning has served as a critical touchpoint to GID bolstering the focus on student engaged learning. ANN K. CASPARI is education specialist at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and director of a professional development program for preschool teachers in the District of Columbia Public Schools on inquiry science for young learners. With more than 20 years of experience in museum education, Caspari has worked in diverse institutions such as the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., Calvert Marine Museum in Maryland, and the Paul Revere House in Boston. She was senior museum educator at the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center for nine years where she led professional development seminars for educators and museum professionals in using museum resources with young children.

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