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Title:Using the Web to Support Inquiry-Based Language Learning
Author(s):Bruce, Bertram C.; Bishop, Ann Peterson
Subject(s):Language Acquisition
Inquiry
inquiry-based learning
Abstract:Peirce's idea (1868) of a community of inquiry is more relevant today than notions of an invariant curriculum or conventional modes of instruction. In order to foster such a community, we have employed web-based communication and knowledge-building tools such as the Inquiry Page http://inquiry.uiuc.edu, through which users can create modifiable representations of ongoing stages of inquiry called Inquiry Units. For example, teachers can represent the initial stages of inquiry in a Unit, which is then spun-off by students as they continue the inquiry. This process blurs the line between curriculum development and student work and between teacher and student in a way that is more productive for future work and learning. The web-linked Inquiry Units thus enable a tangible form of a community of inquiry and provide insights for future development of web-based resources.
Issue Date:2001
Publisher:Crane
Citation Info:Bruce, Bertram C., & Bishop, Ann P. (2001). Using the web to support inquiry-based language learning. In Y. S. Chuang & P. L. Wang (eds.), Proceedings of ROCMELIA 2001, the Fifth International Conference on Multimedia Language Instruction. Taipei: Crane.
Genre:Book Chapter
Conference Proceeding (whole)
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/13342
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-08-03


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