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I am interested in seeing a discussion happening here. I teach an online
course elsewhere and consider that the difference between a webpage and a
useful course is the interaction that can take place between the
participants. Perhaps you are in a supportive group watching and
discussing the materials together, but if, like me, you find that you are
going it solo afterall, we can share ideas and questions and problems. I
know that I am not writing any thesis papers here and would rather read
your contribution than to sit with only my own thoughts.
Now that I have been through the third video, I have discovered that more
than using inquiry in teaching geogrpahy, I am interested in the
exhibitions of inquiry methods by the teacher demonstrators. I rarely get
to see others leading classes. Presentations at conferences tend to revert
closer to lecture models as speakers try to fit more information into a
session. My notes are becoming more and more about the methods these
teachers asre using to implement inquiry-based learning. What do your
notes look like? Where in the process of using inquiry methods are
you? Heck, I would rather get to the heart of matters, but I am accustomed
to having to explain inquiry learning.
I am a homeschooler of two boys, one a college freshman in phsyics, the
other is 13. We have always homeschooled. My educational background in
in engineering, but I find myself leading groups of kids (schooled and
homeschooled) in hands-on, mostly science-based activities more and more
each year since becoming involved in the JASON Project in 1992. I live in
Neenah, WI on the NW corner of that big lake you can see inside Wisconsin.
Where are you? Who and what do you teach?
Cindy Lee Duckert, firstname.lastname@example.org
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