What is the inquiry process?
In another discussion called : A 21st Century Learning Experiment RangerMel said, "What I'm hearing here is some redefinition, perhaps, of what it means to be a modern "teacher." So much of the learning process seems to be FACILITATING the learning process rather than directing it. It sounds like you're working with your students to define the process steps of learning, which I would think would give them to skills to say (consciously or subconsciously), "I'm really frustrated with this project right now...oh! wait--this is how it's suppose to be at this stage!" I would think that if students had a better understanding of the learning process, particularly when it becomes frustrating, that they'll have the fortitude to stick through the tough times and work for clarity and success."
She is describing the inquiry process that we need to be able to tap into in order to facilitate learning. What does it look like or feel like to be in the midst of an inquiry? how can we better facilitate authentic learning experiences like working through a complex problem?
Oct 3 2008, 4:14 PM EDT by