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Inquiry-Based Learning

Designing Instruction to Promote Higher Level Thinking, Third Edition

Teresa Coffman

Inquiry-Based Learning: Designing Instruction to Promote Higher Level Thinking focuses on learning and pedagogy around inquiry using technology as a cognitive tool. Specific inferences and applications of learning through an inquiry approach are explored and illustrations are drawn from educational settings.

This third edition text explores realistic approaches and encourages reflective practice through the creation of instruction around a variety of curricular topics, to include digital citizenship, information literacy, social media, telecollaborative activities, problem-based learning, blended learning, and authentic assessments. Emphasis is placed on developing 21st century skills within a thinking curriculum.

Readers consider a scenario that continues throughout each chapter in the design and development of inquiry lessons. Chapter reflections and skill building exercises assist readers in developing competencies around the inquiry process as well as the pedagogy required in using this approach with authentic tools.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 125Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4758-2567-1 • Hardback • March 2017 • $50.00 • (£32.95)
978-1-4758-2568-8 • Paperback • March 2017 • $25.00 • (£15.95)
978-1-4758-2569-5 • eBook • March 2017 • $23.00 • (£15.95)
Teresa Coffman is a Professor of Education at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. She teaches curriculum and instruction and instructional technology to undergraduate and graduate students in education.
Chapter 1: Teaching with Inquiry: An Introduction
Chapter 2: Teaching and Student Learning Using Inquiry
Chapter 3: Integrating Computer Technologies as a Cognitive Tool
Chapter 4: Technology Integration Models
Chapter 5: Social Media and Collaboration
Chapter 6: Digital Citizenship
Chapter 7: Information Literacy
Chapter 8: Engaging in Problem-Based Learning
Chapter 9: Global Connections and Telecollaborative Learning
Chapter 10: Using Technologies for Assessment and Feedback
Chapter 11: Engaging Learners around Inquiry with Blended Learning
About the Author
Inquiry Based Learning is a hands-on guide with practical strategies, case studies, and guiding questions that encourages teachers to think critically and creatively about incorporating inquiry and technology into the curriculum. A must read for teachers who support the development of essential skills and dispositions required for 21st century, global learners.
Kevin Graziano, PhD, professor, School of Education, Nevada State College

As teaching become increasingly complex, Inquiry-Based Learning hits the mark by providing educators at all levels the knowledge necessary to construct learning environments that promote students’ critical and creative thinking. This text is essential for those seeking relevant methods for engaging students as architects of their own learning through digital tools and new literacies.
Tamie Pratt-Fartro, PhD, CEO, Pratt Literacy Consultants, LLC