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Title:The practice of inquiry: A pedagogical "sweet spot" for digital literacy?
Author(s):Bruce, Bertram C.; Casey, Leo
Subject(s):Inquiry cycle
Practice profile
Digital literacy
new media
Signature pedagogy
Inquiry-based learning
primary school
Abstract:Introduces the practice of inquiry and discusses the case for it as a signature pedagogy for digital literacy. The Inquiry Cycle is presented as a summary of important aspects of inquiry. Further, the Practice Profile of Inquiry provides a practical tool, which can be incorporated into everyday classroom practice. Examples from the Digital Literacy in Irish Primary Schools (DLIPS) project are presented to show how surface, deep, and implicit structures of curriculum are enacted within an inquiry perspective. The Inquiry Cycle and the Practice Profile of Inquiry offer a means for educators to foster inquiry-based learning while making the best use of new digital media and tools.
Issue Date:2012
Publisher:Taylor & Francis Group
Citation Info:Bruce, Bertram C.; & Casey, Leo. (2012). The practice of inquiry: A pedagogical ‘sweet spot’ for digital literacy? Computers in the Schools, Special Issue on Signature Pedagogies, 29(1-2), 191-206.
ISSN:0738-0569 (Print)
1528-7033 (Online)
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-05-01

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