I often hear K-12 folks say something like, “But the universities and professional schools have the leverage on what we do in K-12.” Well, I feel like I see more and more evidence and sharing about universities and professional schools shifting and transforming. So, is that excuse for K-12 nearly gone?
In the Global Thinking Project teachers from different cultures came together to develop a curriculum was inquiry-based and involved students in solving local problems, as well thinking globally about these problems by participating in a global community of practice. Inquiry was at the heart of the project.
Inquiry is the sin qua non of experiential teaching and learning.
classrooms organized as democratic spaces encourage imagination
Becoming an inquiry teacher is a life-long phenomenon that emerges from the craft of teaching in the context of classrooms and schools that advocate professional collaboration and a pursuit of wisdom in teaching.