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The Practice of Inquiry: A Pedagogical ‘Sweet Spot’ for Digital Literacy?

Casey, Leo and Bruce, Bertram C. (2012) The Practice of Inquiry: A Pedagogical ‘Sweet Spot’ for Digital Literacy? Computers in schools, 29 (1-2). pp. 191-206. ISSN 1528-7033

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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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > Literacy
Divisions: Centre For Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching Publications
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Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2014 14:12
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 14:23
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1073

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