What is the connection between questions and inquiry?
The PYP recognises many different forms of inquiry based on children's genuine curiosity and on their needing and wanting to know about the world. It is most successful when the questions are honest and have real significance in moving them to new levels of knowledge and understanding. The most penetrating questions, ones most likely to move the child's understanding further, arise from existing knowledge. (From A Basis for Practice)
During this session we will be defining what inquiry is. We will look at different models of inquiry, go through some different inquiry cycles and observe two lessons. This will be followed by a pair-share session where you will draw up different inquiry actions that you can do in your classes to promote inquiry.
Think, Puzzle, Explore
This Visible Thinking routine helps you to connect to prior knowledge, stimulates curiosity and lays the groundwork for independent inquiry.
Use this Visible Thinking Routine as you read the article Motivating Through Good Questioning Techniques and Response Behavior.
You can find out more about Harvard Project Zero Visible Thinking Routines here.