Learning Log 10 (Chapter 4)

After reading chapter 4 of This Is Disciplinary Literacy, I was able to learn that inquiry allows students to acquire deeper knowledge by allowing them to make connections and expand their knowledge through dialogue and writing. Moreover, in the reading, it was mentioned that students that underwent inquiry were able to outperform students in a traditional classroom. I can agree with this statement because usually in traditional classrooms there is no active tool for learning, on the other hand, in an inquiry-based classroom students are prompted to solve problems and ask/answer questions. After reading this interesting piece of text, I was left wondering what would happen if a classroom abruptly shifted from a traditional method to an inquiry-based method. I would think that students would be intimidated going from an environment where they don’t really participate, to suddenly being questioned and challenged on their thoughts, in a very participative environment. I was also able to learn that having enough background information is crucial when undergoing the inquiry process. I can agree with this because I have experienced moments where I do not have enough knowledge of a reading and am not able to answer questions on the learnings that were supposed to be gained. Having a good grasp of your learnings is crucial and is a base that is needed to be able to go into more depth and challenge your own learnings. I was also able to learn that through inquiry, students are able to develop some habits that will be beneficial across the content areas and beyond, perhaps in their life outside school. It was mentioned that these habits of mind students come to gain are especially an advantage in careers that require problem-solving skills. I believe inquiry is extremely beneficial in jobs because, like any other skill, individuals have to constantly keep utilizing it and throughout time this skill will become more improved and an asset of theirs.

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