Inquiry-Based Learning: Lessons from Library Power

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Overview

Based on real schools and the struggles of real library media specialists and teachers, you'll find theory, principles, research and concrete examples all presented to illustrate how the Library Power initiative can move your school towards an inquiry-based approach to teaching, learning and curriculum renewal. Inquiry-based learning is the way we learn in "real life." Get this book and start implementing it in your school today!

• Learn the theory, principles and research behind this effective practice

• Learn how to implement inquiry-based learning into your school from three extensive case studies

• Understand the effect of an inquiry-based curriculum on information literacy

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
One benefit of the DeWitt Wallace Reader's Digest Fund that supported Library Power projects in school libraries has been the information gathered about the results of the programs. This small book tells the stories of three schools in which the library-media program was a key element in curriculum renewal. The three tenets of the Library Power initiative are defined as: "improved collections, flexible access to the library media center, and a collaborative approach to using library resources in instruction." The schools also have in common a commitment to inquiry-based teaching and learning. The authors have brought together theory, principles, and concrete examples to demonstrate that "inquiry-based learning represents, and support[s] the application of what we know from research to what we do in schools." The definition of research models, the reasons to use them, and their function are explained in a clear, understandable style. Using Carol Collier Kuhlthau's Information Search Process Model, the authors explain the nonlinear aspect of this inquiry process. Perhaps the most important part of the book is the chapter by Dianne Oberg that describes the changes in teaching practices for both media specialists and teachers. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586830311
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: Professional Growth Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 98
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.23 (d)

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