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ERIC Number: EJ935734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Turning Fiascos into Fiestas: Building Successful Inquiry Experiences. Guest Writer
Lamb, Annette; Johnson, Larry
Educators' Spotlight Digest, v1 n2 Spr-Sum 2006
Over the past decade, educators have stressed the importance of creating exciting and intellectually stimulating environments where students are actively involved in constructing their own understandings. Whether it's designing a WebQuest to spark curiosity in science or establishing an oral history project to spur interest in local history, inquiry-based projects are a great way to build higher-order thinking skills. When school library media specialists and classroom teachers collaborate on the development of these projects, the outcomes can be powerful. However what happens when they don't meet expectations? In this article, the authors discuss meta-cognitive scaffolding for building successful inquiry experiences. They explore some teaching strategies that librarians at all levels might use to scaffold metacognitive activities and enhance inquiry-based projects. They use their bird migration project for specific examples.
S.O.S. for Information Literacy. Syracuse University Center for Digital Literacy, 105 Hinds Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A