Inquiry Planning template This document sets out the basic progression of an Inquiry in practical terms.

Change the headings to suit your own model of inquiry. Week Key Comp Learning direction / purpose Focus 1 Thinking • • • • Immersion on the topic. What do we know now? Big Question(s) Equipping students with enough background information to ask good questions. Discover 2 • • • • • • Formulating questions Research skills Database of contributors Creating skill rubrics (Group / class) Skills related to activities. Teachers can sift and sort student questions to make inquiry manageable. Field trips Special guests Discussion about learning. Issues / Problems WALT’s How will they be shared. Explore 3 4 5 Texts / Symbols • • • • • • 6 7 Action 8 Share 9 Reflect 10 • • • • • Sharing Conclusions Future learning/ Sharing Getting feedback Assessment / Evaluation

Choice Indepth experiences Personal learning paths Personal Goal setting – How will I know when I have achieved this? How will we demonstrate our learning? Consider organization – groups / resources etc.

Activity / Vehicle for learning

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Journals DVD's PMI Stories / Scenarios KWHL Thinking templates

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Teacher led

Co-constructive

This is the doing stage. • Create a series of role plays • Make a movie. • Create a story • Organize an event • Design a poster • Present a talk at assembly • Teach a skill to someone else • Experiments • Compose a song, • Write a poem Student led – Teacher facilitated

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Publishing Online review / comments Polls Voicethread

Co-constructive