|Collaborative Teacher Inquiry|
Our professional development group allows us to be "knowledge creators" and not "information receivers." Understanding deeply about how students learn, continually adapting and applying pedagogical approaches that meet the needs of our students is important. Teachers are learners, too! We have been looking at the Inquiry Approach Versus Coverage Approach (Harvey & Daniels, 2009) posted and listed on our website as one part of our learning about inquiry for students. Point number seven:
Student as Knowledge Creator VS Student as Information Receiver
Our Grade One students completed and presented their inquiry projects to classmates, the school and parents. It was clear that they are "knowledge creators" and active in the process of investigation and learning.
|Sharing our Learning|
|Display in Hallway|
The Grade 5/6 students, also showed that they are "knowledge creators" when they worked in small groups to learn about Black History. Each group presentation displayed active knowledge and understanding about the topic. Allowing students to investigate and question creates engaged and motivated learners.
|Engaged and Motivated|
|Creating a Podcast|
Are you and your students "knowledge creators?" Are you involved in a "collaborative teacher inquiry" at your school? Please add comments or give feedback.
Until next time, happy knowledge building!