Enquiry Based Learning Plan – Optional
This is a planning and reflection task to support you with your research for
Assessment 2: Report on Being an Effective Teacher of Children from Refugee Backgrounds.
|1. Pose real questions||Understanding what the question is asking|
|What do I want to know about this topic?|| What is the main question asking?
The question is How can I be an effective teacher of children from refugee backgrounds?
Deconstruct the question What is an effective teacher? What is an Effective teacher of refugee children? I.e. what do refugee students need that I teacher can provide? How can I… What do I need to learn/ improve on/change to become an effective teacher of children from refugee backgrounds?
|What do I already know about this topic? How do I know it?||Background knowledge, ideas and assumptions and where did they come from?|
|Why do I need to know about this topic?||What else do I need to know as a future teacher?|
|How can I find out about this topic?||Where can I get my information from? Think broadly|
|2. Find Resources.||Searching for relevant information|
|What kind of resources might help?||Eg Journal articles, ………|
|Where do I find them?||Reading list, online websites, check the discussion board, other?|
|How do I know the information is credible and valid?||Peer reviewed articles, academic texts, government websites, educational websites, first-hand accounts|
|What other information sources might guide me?||Reference lists within resources|
|3. Interpret Information.||Using information that is relevant to the question|
|How is the information I found relevant to my questions?||Use found information that addresses your subset of questions from 1. Pose real questions|
|How does the information I found relate to what else I know?||What other insights can you use to expand your information?|
|How have I avoided subjective responses to new information?||Can my information be supported by a citation?|
|Does the information I found raise further questions/areas that I need to research?||What are some unexpected areas that you may need to research?|
|4. Report Findings.||Reporting on information that is relevant to the question|
|Who is my audience? Why am I writing a report?||The report is part of Assessment 2, however, think more broadly. Why are you writing this report (Hint: Learning outcomes?)?|
|What are my main findings (relate to the main question)?||List the main findings to the main question.|
|How do my findings relate to my prior knowledge, ideas and assumptions?||How do my findings confirm or disrupt my prior knowledge, ideas and assumptions.|
|What other areas need further investigation?||What else would you like to research at a later date?|
|How can I use my findings in different settings?||You have researched how the question “How can I be an effective teacher of children from refugee backgrounds?” In what ways can you use your findings e.g. Your future teaching|