EDC 686: Using the Cycle of Inquiry

Synonym:

85853 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Credits:

3

Seats:

18

Semester:

Fall 2012

Meeting Schedule:

TBA (TBA)

Description:

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction

This class will help students understand and explore how to apply the cycle of inquiry to improve teaching and learning in their school. They will look at models of inquiry, apply them to their own practice and experiment with sharing results with colleagues. Students will engage in several mini-inquiry cycles where they will gain experience with framing questions, collecting information about student learning and reflecting on successes and challenges in reaching desired outcomes. They will explore positive ways to bring best practices and new ideas from educational research into their classrooms and schools and they will explore how making teaching practice and cycle of inquiry public can help build understanding among teachers, students families and broader school community.