The renewed Saskatchewan curriculum has inquiry-learning in the middle of it. The chance for students to wonder, reflect, evaluate, etc.
|Saskatchewan Curriculum Aims & Goals|
Inquiry is a lot more than assigning a topic. If students are engaged in their inquiry, they will construct knowledge for deeper understanding. They are involved in the discovery of new knowledge and encounter differing ideas. They will also transfer new knowledge and skills to new circumstances. (Saskatchewan Curriculum)
The metacognative piece also needs to be added so that students understand that they are learning to be better learners. The collaborative piece and the power or potential needs to be added as well.
|Carol Kuhthau, Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century|
Shifts to Watch:
- Information seeking and reporting to indivudual and collective knowledge construction
- Teacher directed learning to self and participatory learning
- classroom learning to networked and global learning
- Standards driven to exploring big ideas and concepts
- Teaching to Facilitating process and active learning
SSLA Learning Commons Resources
Steven Johnson's video on Ted.com about Where Good Ideas Come From