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The Future of Student Inquiry/Research: Environmental Scanning and Scenario Building

Browse recordings: livestream.com/educon15

Session Three: Saturday 3:00pm–4:30pm
Room Drama Studio
Joyce Kasman Valenza, Gwyneth A. Jones, Shannon McClintock Miller
Affiliation: Springfield Township High School, Murray Hill Middle School, Van Meter Community School
Conversational Focus/Audience:
All School Levels
Conversation Description:

What will student inquiry and investigation look like in the years to come and how can educators prepare learners for a world in which they can productively interact and contribute to research. Joyce, Shannon, and Gwyneth will lead the discussion and forecasting using Joyce and Doug's environmental scan as a launching pad.

Wiki http://futureofresearch.wikispaces.com/
LiveScribe http://bit.ly/hptYqq

See Sally Research: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NuA3c5SQKkdRgXC2Lzsdiv7661bAsLfjUMcqLNX6A64/edit?hl=en#

Conversational Practice:
Large group sharing of what new stuff goes into "buckets" involved in inquiry/research--tools, skills, dispositions. (Following by What Rocks; What Sucks--Research Edition)


When I have tried to get my students involved in inquiry projects, we run aground at the very beginning with "formulating a researchable question." I'd love to hear how others have helped students over this obstacle.

Fri 28 Jan 2011 08:23:07 AM EST