How Is the Inquiry EduSystem Different?

History Unerased Edusystem

  1. The role of the teacher is fluid:

  2. The roles of the students are also fluid:

  3. Includes materials for a diversity of learners:

  4. Includes student collaboration and independent study:

  5. Each topic is addressed in a framework of concurrent events:

  6. The material helps students connect the topic to the present:

  7. Includes authentic summative assessments:

Process Overview

Throughout the Inquiry EduSystem process, the roles of teachers and students are fluid, as are the inquiry components.

Input Phase (Teacher-Directed)

The Teacher

  • Introduces learning outcomes.
  • Reviews guiding questions.
  • Activates prior knowledge.
  • Presents curated content.
  • Provides background information.

Interact Phase (Student-Centered)

In collaborative groups, students

  • Discuss, record observations, and ask additional questions for further exploration;
  • Complete extension activities to support all learners (e.g., vocabulary or skill-based exercises);
  • Analyze content using content maps, cognitive organizers, or other analysis tools (can be completed in either the Interact Phase or Dig Deeper Phase).

Dig Deeper Phase (Student-Directed)

In collaborative groups or independently, students

  • research questions and areas of interest discovered during the Interact Phase;
  • analyze content using content maps, cognitive organizers, or other analysis tools (can be completed in either the Interact Phase or Dig Deeper Phase).

Output Phase (Assessment)

Students

  • Participate in whole group discussion;
  • find intersections with similar concurrent events or thematic events;
  • make connections to the present via discussion or assessment;
  • engage with traditional assessments;
  • engage with authentic assessments.