Explore

Explore interesting ideas

Look around

Dip in

OPEN | IMMERSE | EXPLORE | IDENTIFY | GATHER | CREATE | SHARE | EVALUATE

The Explore phase will prepare you to develop a meaningful inquiry question.
There are different kinds of reading for different stages in your inquiry process.
During this phase you should browse a variety of sources of information for interesting ideas.
Keep an open mind and reflect on the new information as you begin to find questions which seem particularly important to you.

 

ACTIONS:

  • Lightly read or ‘Dip In’ to a variety of texts and sources.
    • By only ‘dipping’ into the information you are enabling yourself to explore further into interesting ideas without overwhelming yourself with too many facts which may not fit together or aren’t important.
    • Browse, scan or skim texts for relevant information and key words.
  • Identify information which has links to the inquiry topic.
  • Continue to assess the credibility of sources – fact – opinion – deficiencies – inconsistencies – bias.
  • Record new information and paths of inquiry.
    • Jot ideas down in notes or brainstorming, now is not the time to take extensive, detailed notes.
  • Synthesise and reflect upon the new information with an open mind to form a meaning full inquiry question.

QUESTIONS:

  • How will I record new information?
  • What sources of information can I explore?
  • How will I know where to look within a text for relevant information?
  • How can I assess the credibility of a source?
  • What is holding my interest as I explore? (This may lead you to your inquiry question)
  • How can I summarise what I am reading or seeing?
  • Is what I am exploring still relevant to the inquiry topic? How?

TOOLS:

Edmondo
Brainstorming
Faith Library Resources