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Feb. 21: How can scaffolds for learning be provided?

Llama article and activity A Private Universe Discussion leaders: Amelia and Gigi Investigate Required Vallance, Elizabeth. The Adventures of Artemis and the Llama: A Case for Imaginary Histories in Art Education Video interview with Yrjo Engestrom Victor Kaptelinin & Bonnie A. Nardi: Activity Theory: Basic Concepts and Applications Vygotsky, Lev (1930). Mind in society.…

Feb. 14: How can we create contexts to support inquiry-based learning?

clowning bibliography discussion announcements: DIME meeting, April 21-23; Ron Eglash visit, April 24-28; Youth conference, April 29; Inquiry group, 4-5 on Tuesdays, starting April 21 Jean Umi ker-Sebeok: visit or stances in museums Tree of Life Investigate Required Beyer, B. K. (1971). Inquiry in the social studies classroom: A strategy for…

Feb. 7: What is inquiry-based learning?

Discussion leaders: Mihye, Luisa Mining the museum: An installation by Fred Wilson Vallance, Elizabeth (2004, July). The adventures of Artemis and the Llama: A case for imaginary histories in art education. Journal of Art Education What do you see? DIME, April 21-23 “Rulers” from Wally’s Stories, by Vivian Paley Investigate Bruce, Bertram C. Searching…

Jan. 31: How do we construct knowledge?

class notes POE: raisins in soda discuss readings shape of the earth Ames experiments refine class inquiry discussion leading Constructivist learning is based on the learner’s active participation in problem-solving and critical thinking regarding a learning activity which the or she finds relevant and engaging. Investigate Dewey, John (1938/1997). Chapter 3, Criteria…

Jan. 24: What assumptions do we make about teaching and learning?

Consideration of some of the assumptions we make about teachers and teaching, students, learning, and the interactions among these. Introductions/course goals Syllabus/expectations Choosing a class inquiry | Journal of Education for Library and Information Science special issue What is inquiry-based learning? Assumptions about learning Discussion of the readings Investigate Required…