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An Inquiry Guide for Schools Book 1

The inquiry journey

Providing practical guidance on choosing a process, creating documentation, and incorporating strategies, skills and multi-faceted assessment into inquiry, Book 1 introduces the major component with examples and templates that offer support for individualising the inquiry system to a school's vision.

Ages: 5-11 | Pages: 56 | Code: 0453 | ISBN: 9781877536229

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Kim Scott

Kim Scott has taught for more than 20 years, mainly as principal and in other management positions. Passionate about inquiry and about learning in general, she was prompted to write this series after many schools she worked with suggested that her ideas and resources offer support that would be more widely appreciated. Her hope is that these books provide the backbone for change in integrated inquiry and a way forward for schools.


Overview of this series4
Overview of this book4
1. Key components of inquiry5
Documenting the inquiry process5
Selecting the inquiry process6
Selecting inquiries6
Planning inquiries7
Developing strategies and skills7
Assessing inquiries8
2. Documenting the inquiry process10
Fitting inquiry within the school's vision and values10
Adding detail in school overviews12
3. Selecting the inquiry process18
Considerations in your decision18
A generic inquiry process18
4. Selecting inquiries22
An illustration of the four phases22
An inclusive approach25
5. Planning inquiries26
What is the place of knowledge in planning?26
Planning for each step of the inquiry process26
Adapting the plan32
How will you document coverage?37
6. Developing strategies and skills45
How do strategies and skills differ?45
A more structured use of strategies46
A more effective approach to skills46
7. Assessing inquiries49
Index of templates55