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21st Century Skills Development Through Inquiry-Based Learning

From Theory to Practice

Authors: Chu, S.K.W., Reynolds, R.B., Tavares, N.J., Notari, M., Lee, C.W.Y.

  • Offers a concise summary of recent empirical research findings on inquiry project-based learning in international contexts
  • Reveals how inquiry project-based learning connects to today’s national education standards frameworks
  • Shows how to design and deploy effective inquiry project-based learning instruction using the latest technologies, for immediate integration in the classroom
  • Includes effective methods for assessing and evaluating students’ inquiry project-based learning
  • Demonstrates how teacher teams can collaborate to engage their students in inquiry, drawing on evidence-based practice techniques, instructional aids, diagrams and organizers
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This book presents innovative instructional interventions designed to support inquiry project-based learning as an approach to equip students with 21st century skills. Instructional techniques include collaborative team-based teaching, social constructivist game design and game play, and productive uses of social media such as wikis and other online communication affordances. The book will be of interest to researchers seeking a summary of recent empirical studies in the inquiry project-based learning domain that employ new technologies as constructive media for student synthesis and creation. The book also bridges the gap between empirical works and a range of national- and international-level educational standards frameworks such as the P21, the OECD framework, AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner, and the Common Core State Standards in the US. Of particular interest to education practitioners, the book offers detailed descriptions of inquiry project-based learning interventions that can be directly reproduced in today's schools. Further, the book provides research-driven guidelines for the evaluation of student inquiry project-based learning. Lastly, it offers education policymakers insight into establishing anchors and spaces for applying inquiry project-based learning opportunities for youth today in the context of existing and current education reform efforts. The aim of this book is to support education leaders', practitioners' and researchers' efforts in advancing inspiring and motivating student learning through transformative social constructivist inquiry-based knowledge-building with information technologies. We propose that preparing students with inquiry mindsets and dispositions can promote greater agency, critical thinking and resourcefulness, qualities needed for addressing the complex societal challenges they may face.







About the authors

Dr Chu, Associate Professor, is Head of Division of Information & Technology Studies and Deputy Director of Centre for Information Technology in Education at the Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong. He has over 250 publications in the areas of IT in education, information and library science, school librarianship, academic librarianship and knowledge management. His over 40 projects have amounted to more than US$ 6 million in grant funding. He has received his Faculty's Outstanding Researcher Award and Knowledge Exchange Award. 

Dr Reynolds is Assistant  Professor in the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University, and faculty affiliate of Center for International Scholarship on School Librarianship. Her research addresses the development of e-learning systems for formal and informal learning in a broad range of affinity spaces.  Publishing in the fields of information science, educational technology and the learning sciences, she has grant funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and has received two faculty department awards.

Miss Tavares is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education of the University of Hong Kong. She has published in the areas of 21st century skills learning, using educational technologies in promoting reading and writing, and social media in teacher professional development. She has received many awards in her teaching career, including her Faculty’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2016.

Prof. Notari is a Professor at the University of Teacher Education in Bern, Switzerland and an honorary assistant professor at the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. He has published books and journal articles in the field of information technologies in education.

Ms Lee is a secondary school English teacher in Hong Kong and a trained IB English Language and Literature teacher. She has published in the areas of 21st century skills learning, IT in education, and inquiry project based learning.



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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Chu, Samuel Kai Wah (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Twenty-First Century Skills and Global Education Roadmaps

    Chu, Samuel Kai Wah (et al.)

    Pages 17-32

  • Twenty-First Century Skills Education in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China: Inquiry Project-Based and Collaborative Teaching/Learning Supported by Wiki

    Chu, Samuel Kai Wah (et al.)

    Pages 35-59

  • Twenty-First Century Skills Education in Switzerland: An Example of Project-Based Learning Using Wiki in Science Education

    Chu, Samuel Kai Wah (et al.)

    Pages 61-78

  • Twenty-First Century Skills Education in the U.S.: An Example of an Inquiry-Based Game Design Learning Approach

    Chu, Samuel Kai Wah (et al.)

    Pages 79-105

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-2481-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-2479-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
21st Century Skills Development Through Inquiry-Based Learning
Book Subtitle
From Theory to Practice
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-2481-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-2481-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-2479-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 204
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
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