ERIC Number: ED440651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
I-Search, You Search, We All Learn To Research: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Teaching Elementary School Students To Solve Information Problems. How-To-Do-It Manuals for Librarians, Number 97.
Duncan, Donna; Lockhart, Laura
The I-Search is an inquiry-based process that compels students to move away from the traditional research report format in which they restate old information, empowering them and bringing out their curiosity and love of learning while laying a foundation for building a community of lifelong learners. Using the I-Search process, children move from a basic knowledge level of learning to the higher levels of analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluation when working with information problems. This book shows how to teach the I-Search process to elementary school students. The book is organized in five sections. Each section represents one of the five steps of the information problem-solving model children employ with the I-Search process. This five-step process will also help educators organize the I-Search unit. These steps are: (1) What do I want to know? (2) Where can I find the answers? (3) How will I record the information I find? (4) How will I show what I learned? and (5) How will I know I did a good job? The appendix presents sample student I-Search papers. Includes a bibliography and an index. (AEF)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Elementary Education, Information Seeking, Inquiry, Instructional Development, Learning Processes, Lifelong Learning, Problem Solving, Questioning Techniques, Research Methodology, Student Research
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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