Using Inquiry in the Classroom: Developing Creative Thinkers and Information Literate Students

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R&L Education, Dec 7, 2012 - Education - 168 pages
Using Inquiry in the Classroom: Developing Creative Thinkers and Information Literate Students provides an overview of inquiry learning and the importance of developing creative thinkers and information literate students in twenty-first-century education. The text explores how learning can be directly applied in a classroom setting using real world application through technology oriented activities. Coffman showcases WebQuests, Web inquiry, telecollaborative, and problem-based activities with examples and skill-building exercises for readers to implement in their lessons for use in their classrooms. Using this guide, readers will work through strategies for effectively integrating technology into a teaching and learning environment so students gain maximum knowledge and understanding of core concepts. Plus, the content is personalized so that the reader can create activities and lessons for their specific curriculum needs.
 

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Contents

Ch01 What Is Inquiry?
1
Ch02 Designing Instruction for Creative Thinking
19
Ch03 Embedding Information Literacy into Your Course
35
Tying Good Questions to Objectives
49
Ch05 Creating a WebQuest
59
Ch06 Creating a Web Inquiry Activity
83
Ch07 Creating a Telecollaborative Activity
103
Ch08 Creating a ProblemBased Activity
129
Ch09 Inquiry and Creativity in Assessments
139
Ch10 Inquiry in Education Using Technology
153
Ch11 Learning at a Distance
163
References
173
About the Author
179
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Teresa Coffman, PhD, is an associate professor of education at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. She instructs pre-service teachers as they work toward initial licensure and a Master’s degrese in Education.

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