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The Practice Profile of Inquiry: connecting digital literacy and pedagogy.

Casey, Leo and Bruce, Bertram C. (2011) The Practice Profile of Inquiry: connecting digital literacy and pedagogy. E-Learning and Digital Media, 8 (1). pp. 76-85. ISSN 2042-7530

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Abstract

This article elaborates on the Inquiry Cycle as an appropriate model of learning for the digitally enhanced classroom. Its goal is to provide a useful link between theory and pedagogic practice. This involves taking a new look at the concept of digital literacy. The authors propose a conceptual framework connecting classroom practices and elements of the Inquiry Cycle. This framework, including a specific definition of digital literacy in primary schools, draws on the theoretical work of Dewey from which the Inquiry Cycle is derived. The approach was developed and validated in a study of the teaching practices in eight Irish primary school classrooms reported here. A further outcome of this research, the Practice Profile of Inquiry, is introduced and discussed here. The authors propose this as a useful framework to connect instructional strategies and digital media in classroom practice. Furthermore, they suggest that the Practice Profile of Inquiry may be used as a tool to facilitate teachers as they plan projects and classroom activities to optimise learning.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > E-Learning
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 15:50
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 15:50
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1075

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