How Is the Inquiry EduSystem Different?
The role of the teacher is fluid:
The roles of the students are also fluid:
Includes materials for a diversity of learners:
Includes student collaboration and independent study:
Each topic is addressed in a framework of concurrent events:
The material helps students connect the topic to the present:
Includes authentic summative assessments:
Throughout the Inquiry EduSystem process, the roles of teachers and students are fluid, as are the inquiry components.
Input Phase (Teacher-Directed)
- 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)
- 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.