Investigating the guided inquiry process

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Guided Inquiry (GI) is “a way of thinking, learning and teaching that changes the culture of the classroom into a collaborative inquiry community” [1, p. xiii]. GI tasks and scaffolding are emerging in American and Australian contexts, based on the ISP and GID processes. However, there is a need for research in schools on the ways students use and transfer the GID process. This mixed methods study investigated the use and transfer of the GID process for Year 7 students in an all girls’ Catholic school in a capital city in Australia as they engaged in two projects in History and Geography. Overall, findings indicate that students were able to improve their practice of the GID process from the first project to the second and that they felt more confident using it the second time. They also show diverse interpretations and preferences towards integral elements of GI including choice of research topic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Literacy: Key to an Inclusive Society
Subtitle of host publication4th European Conference, ECIL 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, October 10-13, 2016, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsSerap Kurbanoglu, Joumana Boustany, Sonja Špiranec, Esther Grassian, Diane Mizrachi, Loriene Roy, Tolga Çakmak
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319521626
ISBN (Print)9783319521619
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventEuropean Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) - Orea Hotel Pyramida, Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 10 Oct 201613 Oct 2016 (Conference proceedings and conference information) (Event website)


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL)
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
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