Guided Inquiry DesignŽ: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School

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Guided Inquiry prepares today's learners for an uncertain future by providing the education that enables them to make meaning of myriad sources of information in a rapidly evolving world. The companion book, Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century, explains what Guided Inquiry is and why it is now essential now. This book, Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School, explains how to do it.

The first three chapters provide an overview of the Guided Inquiry design framework, identify the eight phases of the Guided Inquiry process, summarize the research that grounds Guided Inquiry, and describe the five tools of inquiry that are essential to implementation. The following chapters detail the eight phases in the Guided Inquiry design process, providing examples at all levels from pre-K through 12th grade and concluding with recommendations for building Guided Inquiry in your school.

The book is for pre-K–12 teachers, school librarians, and principals who are interested in and actively designing an inquiry approach to curricular learning that incorporates a wide range of resources from the library, the Internet, and the community. Staff of community resources, museum educators, and public librarians will also find the book useful for achieving student learning goals.


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This book is the third publication by the trio of well-known professionals on the topic of guided inquiry and is a must read by every teacher librarian. The purpose of the volume is to explaine the ... Read full review


The Process the Learning and the Team
Chapter 2The Research Behind the Design
Strategies for Guided Inquiry
Invitation to inquiry Open minds Stimulate curiosity
Build background knowledge Connect to content Discover interesting ideas
Explore interesting ideas Look around Dip in
Pause and ponder Identify inquiry question Decide direction
Gather important information Go broad Go deep
Reflect on learning Go beyond facts to make meaning Create to communicate
Learn from each other Share learning Tell your story
Evaluate achievement of learning goals Reflect on content Reflect on process
Chapter 12Building Guided Inquiry in Your School
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Carol C. Kuhlthau is professor emerita of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University, where she directed the graduate program in school librarianship rated number one in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Leslie K. Maniotes, PhD, is an education consultant and the cocreator and professional developer of Guided Inquiry DesignŽ.

Ann K. Caspari is education specialist at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and director of a professional development program for preschool teachers in the District of Columbia Public School on inquiry science for young learners.

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