Research is increasingly showing that learners in the 21st century need the skills to use and synthesise information effectively. The huge breadth and depth of information we have at our finger tips today means that it is more important than ever to teach ourselves how to access information appropriately and then how to engage with that information to ensure deep understanding, learning and knowledge.
Guided Inquiry is a framework for meaningful research. It engages you in discovery, inquiry, thinking and knowledge building.
G.I. provides the platform to enable us to construct knowledge rather than passively receiving it. It requires learners to be directly involved and engaged in the discovery of new knowledge and gives us the opportunity to encounter alternative perspectives and conflicting ideas. Ideally at the end of a Guided Inquiry unit you will have developed the ability to transfer new knowledge and skills to new circumstances.
The 7 scaffolding steps of a Guided Inquiry are below, click on each to learn more and access resources for each stage.