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Good Morning Cindy and others,
I most likely am the most "remiss" of the group with any interchange. I
have a keen interest and excitement about the geography program, but find
that once viewed my follow up is minimal. I still consider myself a high
school social science teacher but my preparation is for adult night
classes. I am not in the class room at this time but work with college
students all day in an admin capacity. I'm seeking methods to promote and
complement "hands-on" learning and use of the "community" as
a primary resource. The issues of "inquiry learning" or other schools of
learning theory are not paramount in my use of the lessons. The bottom
line is moving learners toward understanding the "connectedness" of the
world and these social/geographic and historical events around us. I'll
tend to ramble if I continue. This is a limited contribution
but I hope to get more involved. I do agree with you Cindy that the video
viewing seems to make one a viewer of one. I might add in my own situation
there is an aversion for "chatroom stuff" but I'll try.
At 06:52 PM 10/15/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>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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