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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-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, 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
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)
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-08-03

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