Engaging Students in Inquiry Learning: April 2-20, 2012

Today: Web Conference

Today: Web Conference

by Sylvia Currie -
Number of replies: 1

Reminder! We have our Engaging Students in Inquiry Learning web conference today. I hope you will all join us!

When: Tuesday, 3 April, 13:30 pm Pacific (see your time zone)

WhereSCoPE Blackboard Collaborate room

How to Prepare:

  • If you have time, watch the Introduction video, and Vignette 1 prior to the session. Optional, of course! We don't give homework at SCoPE :-) You will also find the one page summaries (PDF) helpful. All are available here. The PDFs are also on slideshare for viewing online.
  • If you are new to Blackboard Collaborate check that your equipment is ready ahead of the session.
  • Plan to join a few minutes prior to the start of the event.
  • Enter your full name when prompted.
  • Questions to ponder: What is inquiry learning and what are its various forms in our post-secondary programs?

This is an open invitation so please spread the word! 

In reply to Sylvia Currie

April 4 Web Conference recap

by Sylvia Currie -

As promised, here is the link to the recording for yesterday's web conference. 

https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2012-04-03.1259.M.AC456DEF2B5841109A2E4E2783A336.vcr&sid=727

I do have the recording in other formats (audio only + standalone) but there are long pauses while we watched the videos so it might not be worth the effort to edit those!

In the true spirit of inquiry learning, Neil got right to engaging us in dialogue about our experiences and reflections on 2 of the videos. Some of the themes that emerged from this discussion were:

Risk 

  • How do students feel about taking risks?
  • What cultural differences do we need to be aware of?
  • How do we build confidence?

Preparation

  • How do we set the stage?
  • What are our starting points?
  • How do we spark curiosity?
  • What is our role in the process?

Helping faculty to make the shift

  • How do we reach those who need it?
  • Who do we engage at our institutions?
And of course we left the session with many more questions in our head! Feel free to begin new discussion threads here for any topic that you're curious about. (Click "add a new discussion topic" on the main forum page)