1 - Hook
General description of stage: Teachers
spark studentsí interest by providing a "hook," causing
students to reflect upon the topic.
Student Role: Reflect on previous
or new material.
Teacher Role: Provide a learning
WIP Role: Provide ideas and resources
for topical hook.
2 - Questions
General description of stage: Based
in the studentsí interests sparked by the hook, the teacher leads
students to ask questions related to the topic.
Student Role: Ask questions related
Teacher Role: Keep questions on topic.
WIP Role: Provide potential topical
3 - Procedures
General description of stage: After
questions have been asked by the students, the teacher assists
them in defining the procedures for investigation. Here the teacherís
role is to ensure that the procedures are rigorous enough, according
to the rules defined by each content area, to provide adequate
evidence to support potential answers.
Student Role: Define procedures.
Teacher Role: Ensure procedures are
WIP Role: Define potential procedures,
including type(s) of data needed.
4 - Data Investigation
General description of stage:
Students seek online data that will be used to answer their questions.
At this stage the teacher must provide guidance on the relevancy
and reliability of data. Here also, the teacher might participate
with students in finding resources or have pre-selected resources
in mind in the event that resources are difficult to find.
Student Role: Search for and investigate data.
Teacher Role: Assist students in finding and assessing
credibility of data.
WIP Role: Provide list of potential resources of online
5 - Analysis
General description of stage: When data is found the teacher
must ensure that students have facility with the tools needed
to manipulate data. If numerical data must be manipulated then
students might need facility with a spreadsheet application. If
data is non-numerical, then concept mapping or database software
might be required.
Student Role: Manipulate data.
Teacher Role: Teacher provides data manipulation tools
and training using tools.
WIP Role: Provide an example of manipulated data.
6 - Findings
General description of stage: No conclusion is meaningful
unless communicated appropriately. After students have manipulated
the data, they discuss and defend their results with each other
and the teacher. Here the teacher must support studentsí efforts
in presenting their results in writing, through graphical presentations,
and through rhetoric. At this point, new inquiry-based questions
might be asked as students reflect upon their results, restarting
Student Role: Discuss and defend results.
Teacher Role: Teacher supports studentsí efforts in presenting
and defending results.
WIP Role: Provide example of defended results. Provide
example of new inquiry-oriented questions.