Learning Log for Chapter 4

After reading chapter 4, I am able to understand what inquiry is and how we would use inquiry within the disciplines. Inquiry consists of "complex attributes used to make sense of information, such as strategic thinking, creativity, and insightfulness" (104). When looking at inquiry within science, we use the scientific method to measure what the "students learn to do [in] science in place of learning about science" (107). For example, students using the scientific method would learn to observe, use previous knowledge/research, and gather evidence. When looking at inquiry within history and social studies, we focus on the examination of "primary documents with questions as the guiding force of reading" (108). When looking at inquiry within math, we look at the "process as well as proficiency" and the broader skills of asking questions and using previous knowledge (109). When looking at inquiry within ELA, inquiry is found in how students create their research papers. Furthermore, we look for how students learn "how to create a proper outline, cite sources, and adhere to certain organization style" (110). Overall, inquiry focuses on what the students learn to do within the different disciplines.

8 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Teaching writing to bi-lingual students is exciting. Once we as educators realize that writing is a form of expressive communication and that learning to write is a process, the rest is "easy peasy"!

Service learning project Presenting the service learning project was such a great way to wrap the semester up. I was introduced to so many amazing service learning projects that I could feel all the h

Collaborative Learning I thought collaborative learning can be a great way for students to engage with one another as they work together to finish the end goal but after today's class I can see the ne