Developing More Curious MindsThu, 01/31/2008 - 17:47 -- adminThis volume presents approaches to eliciting students’ natural curiosities through journals, questioning frames, critical thinking challenges, visits to museums and long term curricular projects with authentic assessments. It challenges existing school cultures and presents models of leadership and professional development. Includes self and organizational assessment protocols and extensive web-site references.
(Source: John Barell’s website: morecuriousminds.com)
Exploring Democracy: ICT and Inquiry Fuel the JourneyWith the tools of technology, the support of the Galileo Educational Network, and an inquiry-based model of learning, grade 10 classes took on the question: “What are the implications of living in a democratic society within a larger global context?” Working closely with a specialist in middle east politics from the University of Calgary, students examined democracy in light of the invasion of Iraq. The study culminated in a video conference where students from two different cities presented and defended their positions around this controversial topic.