Transgressions

Dancing in the Light

Essential Elements for an Inquiry Classroom

Authors: Behrenbruch, Marcia

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Sustainability, globalization, the rapid growth of knowledge and the need for internationally minded citizens require a rethinking of education. Concept based inquiry learning has been offered for over a century as an alternative to traditional education centered on textbooks, invasive standardized testing and control external to the student. Yet the widespread change in teaching styles required to shift education to meet 21st century requirements has been sporadic at best. This book tells several stories. The first is a teacher’s journey to discover a different way of teaching and learning. The second is a summary of the theory used to explain and justify the change in pedagogy to the wider school community. The third are stories from student and teachers who practice inquiry learning. The result is a description of 6 essential elements for a successful inquiry learning environment. Although this research was conducted at a single school, it offers important insights for other schools who are considering change to a more constructivist, sustainable approach to education. Marcia Behrenbruch has taught at all levels of schooling from the early years to year 12. She has lived and worked in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Vietnam and Singapore. Most of her 15 years in school administration focused on curriculum innovation and facilitating change. She completed her doctoral studies at Melbourne Graduate School of Education and is currently a global head of professional development for an international not-for-profit educational organization.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Looking at Inquiry

    Behrenbruch, Marcia

    Pages 1-14

  • Dancing Spirals~Sustainable Education~Curriculum Theory

    Behrenbruch, Marcia

    Pages 15-24

  • Inquiry in Practice

    Behrenbruch, Marcia

    Pages 25-54

  • What’s Essential? Students’ Perspectives on Inquiry

    Behrenbruch, Marcia

    Pages 55-79

  • What’s Essential? Teachers’ Perspectives on Inquiry

    Behrenbruch, Marcia

    Pages 81-109

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dancing in the Light
Book Subtitle
Essential Elements for an Inquiry Classroom
Authors
Series Title
Transgressions
Series Volume
83
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-885-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-885-8
Series ISSN
2214-9732
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 140
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