Talk:Miranda Zimmerman: Inquiry-Based Learning
This is a great topic. With project-based, problem-based, learner-centered... it can get very confusing. True inquiry based instruction - which guides learners to to explore their own and others questions/curiosities - is valuable and important. You've done a nice job of laying out the purpose of the course and providing a rationale for it. Your needs assessment is well organized and thorough. Like many of the students in the class you are confused about Gagnes use of the words Outcomes and Objectives. (Yes to most people these are the same, but he applies them differently.) Refer to Chapter 3 Outcomes and Chapter 7 Defining Learning Objectives. The former refers to the type of learning you are trying to achieve and the latter provides a more detailed approach to the objectives you have provided. Let me know if you need clarification.
Hi Miranda, Your portfolio is looking complete. Thank you for adding the five learning types. Your curriculum map looks good.
I'm glad you have posted something of your first lesson for your colleagues to respond to. Eventually you will move your course and each lesson should be on a separate page. Let me know if you need help with that. You will see how others are doing it this week. Jane
Lesson One Feedback
Things I liked about your lesson:
I found that your lesson was very easy to follow and I enjoyed the pictures that you added. The video captured my attention and was short enough that was interested in sitting thought the video.
Things you might consider:
I think you may want to add a reading source or something else that explains inquiry based learning. This will give the learners a better idea of how to start the Task part of the lesson. I am also a fan of visually presenting what you want done. So I suggest in the Task section that it is more of a numbered or bulleted list of what you want done because I get lost in the paragraph form.
I look forward to seeing more.