Three Qualities of Successful Student Collaboration

A classroom environment that allows for collaborative grouping produces significant learning gains. Larissa Pahomov, author of the book Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry, identifies the following three qualities of successful student collaboration (pp. 64-68). Successful collaborations are: Documented: Successful collaborations require that the contributions of each member be documented. Far … Continue reading Three Qualities of Successful Student Collaboration

Student Collaboration in Inquiry-based Learning

Student collaboration is a powerful tool for learning.  Larissa Pahomov, author of the book Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry, provides the following framework for student collaboration in the classroom (pp. 68-78): Spend time on the set-up. Planning is essential to successful student collaboration. Establish ground rules and protocols for student … Continue reading Student Collaboration in Inquiry-based Learning

Student Research in Inquiry-based Learning

Student research is a vital part of inquiry-based learning. Larissa Pahomov, author of the book Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry, identifies the following three qualities that must be present in student research if genuine inquiry and learning are to occur (pp. 42-46): Autonomy – Students need to have some choice … Continue reading Student Research in Inquiry-based Learning

Questioning Is Only The Tip Of The Iceberg

On the surface, inquiry appears to involve the asking of questions and the seeking of information from which to make some response. Larissa Pahomov, author of the book Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry, indicates that questioning is only “the tip of the iceberg” when it comes to inquiry (p. 18). … Continue reading Questioning Is Only The Tip Of The Iceberg