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ERIC Number: ED527712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec-2
Pages: 228
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4156-0112-2
Orchestrating Inquiry Learning
Littleton, Karen, Ed.; Scanlon, Eileen, Ed.; Sharples, Mike, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
There is currently a rapidly growing interest in inquiry learning and an emerging consensus among researchers that, particularly when supported by technology, it can be a significant vehicle for developing higher order thinking skills. Inquiry learning methods also offer learners meaningful and productive approaches to the development of their knowledge of the world, yet such methods can present significant challenges for teachers and students. "Orchestrating Inquiry Learning" addresses the key challenge of how to resource and support processes of inquiry learning within and beyond the classroom. It argues that technological support, when coupled with appropriate design of activities and management of the learning environment, can enable inquiry learning experiences that are engaging, authentic and personally relevant. This edited collection of carefully integrated chapters brings together, for the first time; work on inquiry learning and orchestration of learning. Drawing upon a broad range of theoretical perspectives, this book examines: (1) Orchestration of inquiry learning and instruction; (2) Trajectories of inquiry learning; (3) Designing for inquiry learning; (4) Scripting personal inquiry; (5) Collaborative and collective inquiry learning; (6) Assessment of inquiry learning; and (6) Inquiry learning in formal and semi-formal educational contexts. "Orchestrating Inquiry Learning" is essential reading for all those concerned with understanding and promoting effective inquiry learning. The book is aimed at an international audience of researchers, post-graduate students, and advanced undergraduates in education, educational technology and psychology. It will also be of interest to educational practitioners and policy makers, including teachers, educational advisors, teacher-students and their trainers. Chapters of this book include: (1) Inquiry Learning Reconsidered: Contexts(Representations and Challenges (Eileen Scanlon, Stamatina Anastopoulou and Lucinda Kerawalla); (2) Trajectories of Inquiry Learning (Karen Littleton and Lucinda Kerawalla); (3) Orchestrating Inquiry Instruction Using the Knowledge Integration Framework (Kevin W. McElhaney and Marcia C. Linn); (4) Designing Orchestration for Inquiry Learning (Mike Sharples and Stamatina Anastopoulou); (5) Scripting Personal Inquiry (Trevor Collins, Paul Mulholland and Mark Gaved; (6) Learning and Technological Designs for Mobile Science Inquiry Collaboratories (Roy Pea, Marcelo Milrad and Heidy Maldonado); (7) Infrastructures for Technology Supported Collective Inquiry Learning in Science (Marjut Viilo, Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen and Kai Hakkarainen); (8) Participatory Learning Assessment for Organising Inquiry in Educational Videogames and Beyond (Daniel T. Hickey and Michael Filsecker); (9) Orchestration of Assessment: Assessing Emerging Learning Objects (Barbara Wasson, Vibeke Vold and Ton de Jong); and (10) Inquiry Learning in Semi-Formal Contexts(Ann Jones, Canan Blake and Marilena Petrou).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners; Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
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