Resources to use and learn from…

This link is a clear summary of some of the hows and whys…let’s keep adding to the list

This is a wonderful blog by Kath Murdoch about inquiries…..

http://justwonderingblog.com/2013/08/24/reflections-on-i-time/

http://web.uvic.ca/~reach/documents/MChapmanPresentation.pdf

This lovely video is a true example of why we need to cherish childhood and support children in their investigations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akk5EvTMGKo

This site has several videos that explain and support this approach to teaching and learning

http://resources.curriculum.org/secretariat/kindergarten/inquiry.html

This is a blog entry commenting on play and the idea that play is children’s work.

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/dont-forget-to-play-andrew-miller

This article outlines Project Based Learning as an approach in Grade 3 and high school.

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/project-based-learning-getting-started-basics-andrew-miller

The Buck Institute have a variety of resources available on this site for Project Based Learning

http://www.bie.org/tools/freebies/project_essentials_checklist

This checklist outlines a way of structuring the approach in Grade 3 – 6. This is from the Buck Institute site above.

This is a fabulous movie showing how a teacher links a child’s personal inquiry to the class inquiry.

http://inquiryschools.net/page34/index.html

Edna Sackson is a PYP co ordinator with a blog that supports the foundation of choice in learning.
Her blog entry about yoghurt is a wonderful illustration of the importance of choice.

http://whatedsaid.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/the-need-for-choice/

This blog Time Space Education is RICH in ideas, philosophy and explanation.
Caines world is a wonderful story about a boy who learns through play in every way. The author of this blog has a wonderful way of explaining the success of this learning.

http://timespaceeducation.wordpress.com/page/6/

This is a film that explains Play Based learning and gives clear examples.

This film shows and explains clearly Project Based Learning

This is a great animation film defining the skills involved with Project Based Learning

Caine’s World is a well documented example of children’s play and the learning that can come out of it.

http://cainesarcade.com/dayofplay/

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