Planning for Inquiry: It's Not an Oxymoron!
This is a print version of this book. A PDF ebook version is also available.
Diane Parker shows elementary-level teachers and teacher educators how to get an inquiry-based curriculum started, how to keep it going, and how to do so while remaining accountable to mandated curricula, standards, and programs.
Foreword by Diane Stephens
In today’s educational climate of one-size-fits-all instruction, Planning for Inquiry shows you how to get an inquiry-based curriculum started, how to keep it going, and how to do so while remaining accountable to mandated curricula, standards, and programs. Diane Parker invites you into her classroom to think along with her as she provides an up-close look at the underlying structure of an inquiry-based approach, what such an approach might look like in practice, and how you can make it happen in your own classroom.
Supported by a wealth of stories and examples, Parker shares a practical yet nonprescriptive framework for developing curriculum from learners' questions and authentic classroom events. You will be able to adapt this framework for both short- and long-term planning with your own students.
Planning for Inquiry offers valuable information and much-needed moral support to those of us who believe that there is more to teaching than following a script, and that teachers, not programs, make a difference in the lives of children.
107 pp. 2007. Grades K–6. ISBN 978-0-8141-3560-0.