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Inquiry Learning in Early Childhood Education

A collection of resources for teachers in the area of Inquiry Learning in Early Childhood Education.

Teacher Tom

Reflections on teaching and learning from preschoolers

Kindergarten + Inquiry-Based Learning

"Children are the engines behind their own development. They do not wait passively to be urged to engage... nor do they conservatively avoid new experiences. To the contrary, children create much of...

Inquiry Based Learning and Technology in Early Childhood Education

Kelly Nickless in collaboration with Dani Fox, outlines how you can use inquiry based learning and technology in an early childhood environment. Highlights of this video include showing you clear examples of how to incorporate technology and in particular ipads into early childhood and how to start, progress and document projects.

Inquiry learning is deep learning (free article) - Early Childhood Australia

Inquiry learning is deep learning Early years education at Scotch Oakburn College in Launceston, Tasmania, is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Education Project and strongly fosters inquiry learning in its educational approach. We share a strong belief that children are intelligent, creative and capable, with rich potential and curiosities.

Crap Detection, A 21st Century Literacy

One of the 21st Century Literacies Howard Rheingold talks about is Crap Detection. Though I think the need for critical thinking or analysis has been around a long time, it has become increasingly important as Alan Shapiro demonstrates in his article, The Essential Skill of Crap Detecting So how do you teach or learn this essential skill?

Early Years Learning Framework | Department of Education

The Early Years Learning Framework was developed by the Australian and state and territory governments with input from the early childhood sector and early childhood academics. The Framework has incorporated feedback from a consultation process, including two national symposiums, national public consultation forums, focus groups, an online forum and case-study trials.

ERIC - Project-Based Learning with Young Children., 2002

Applied Learning projects are ventures whereby students connect school work to the real world and direct their own learning. This book describes how to use Applied Learning projects with students in kindergarten through second grade. Chapter 1 of the book describes the characteristics of Applied Learning projects and discusses the place of projects in the early childhood classroom.

Concept to Classroom: Resources

Inquiry-based Learning "Inquiry Based Science, What Does It Look Like?" CONNECT MAGAZINE, published by Ausubel, D.P. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: A COGNITIVE VIEW. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1968. Barell, John. PBL: AN INQUIRY APPROACH. Arlington Heights, Ill.: Skylight Training and Publishing, Inc., 1998. Bloom, Lynn Z. and Edward M. White, eds.

ERIC/EECE Digest Archive. The Project Approach

What Is a Project? A project is an in-depth investigation of a topic worth learning more about. The investigation is usually undertaken by a small group of children within a class, sometimes by a whole class, and occasionally by an individual child.

inquiry learning & information literacy

ideas & musings from mandy lupton