IET TCM Event: Our Enquiry Blogger Project

19 June 2012

Location: Jennie Lee Building Meeting Room 1 Ground Floor

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Lynda Davies
2 March 2012

Abstract: EnquiryBlogger will inspire young learners who want their education to be more relevant to their lives and interests. Research by Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Buckingham Shum of the OU’s Knowledge Media Institute is focusing on how improving enquiry skills can engage and challenge children at school. 

EnquiryBlogger supports children to work, collaborate and reflect on enquirybased studies that help them to harness their own interests and enthusiasm in order to develop their skills and knowledge. A nine-step approach provides a clear way of moving a personal enthusiasm into a detailed and valid enquiry that can be assessed by teachers and applied by pupils. The project is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Learning Futures programme a national initiative to foster, evaluate and share secondary school innovation.

Presenter: Dr Simon Buckingham Shum and Dr Rebecca Ferguson (KMi)

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