Reflective Questionnaire 1
Take some time to think about inquiry learning and information literacy. Now write down what you know about it.
The terms inquiry learning and information literacy are both regularly mentioned at professional development, in current curriculum documents, and in the written policies both school based, or system based (ie Catholic Education Website). The term “inquiry learning” to me involves any learning that takes place in which students gather information for a particular purpose. Information literacy involves the development of skills through which students are able to use a variety of search techniques to gain information for a particular purpose.
2. How interested are you in this topic? Check (ü) one box that best matches your interest.
Not at all ☐ not much ☐ quite a bit a great deal ☐
3. How much do you know about this topic? Check (ü) one box that best matches how much you know.
Nothing ☐ not much quite a bit ☐ a great deal ☐
4. When you do research, what do you generally find easy to do? Please list as many things as you like.
- Exploring topics of particular interest (motivation!!!)
- Exploring topics that I can see a use for in my classroom.
- Being able to pick out details that are relevant within documents.
5. When you do research, what do you generally find difficult to do? Please list as many things as you like.
- Starting – know what I am truly looking for
- Being specific in my search terms – what is the purpose of what I am doing
- Trying not to be side tracked. There is so much information out there- this is very easy to do.
- Need to consider if the tasks that I am expecting the kids to do are purposeful and relevant in terms of information literacy skill development. ( at the stage that they are at.)