Here is where the image comes from: The Points of Inquiry – A Framework for Information Literacy and the 21st-Century Learner – BCTLA.
In year two at the iHub, we are getting students to dig into inquiry challenges right away. As teachers bounce from student to student we seem to be speaking in different terminology about the same things. This will be our attempt at some common language around what we do. How we Connect and Wonder, Investigate, Construct, Express, and Reflect can look very different, but at least we will know where students are (and where they need to focus) when we speak with them.
For example, students can get absorbed in Investigation or Construction, and forget that they also have to Express – to share what they have learned, to document their investigation. Or students can fail at accomplishing a goal and not take the time to Reflect and realize how much they gained and learned in the experience.
Using this common language will help guide us in our quest for truly inquiry-based learning experiences.
Find more Inquiry Resources in this post.