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Author Whitin, Phyllis.

Title Inquiry at the window : pursuing the wonders of learners / Phyllis Whitin and David J. Whitin
Published Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, [1997]


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Description xii, 159 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Inquiry Begins with Looking Closely -- 2. Inquiry Demands a Critical Use of Resources -- 3. Inquiry Invites Exploratory Conversations -- 4. Inquiry Focuses and Refocuses Investigations -- 5. Inquiry Builds Collaborative Communities -- 6. Inquiry Results in Changed Visions -- Epilogue: Another Year Begins -- App. A. Self-evaluation: Bird-Math Project (Measurement) -- App. B. Project Proposal Forn -- App. C. Bird Research Project -- App. D. Bird Project Reflection -- App. E. Forest Fragmentation Evaluation Rubric -- App. F. Parent Survey -- App. G. Student Survey
Summary On one level, Inquiry at the Window is the story of an elementary classroom's yearlong study of birds. But it is also the story of children looking closely at their world, raising questions, confronting scientific problems, and becoming empowered by the fruits of their own efforts. It is the story of inquiry itself and an inspiration for any educator concerned with preserving and fueling the innate sense of wonder we all possess. Inquiry at the Window leaves the reader not with a prescriptive formula to follow but with a vision of learning that celebrates surprise, thrives on doubt, and honors multiple perspectives. It will be a valuable resource for preservice and inservice elementary teachers who want a close look at interdisciplinary learning
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-159)
Subject Inquiry (Theory of knowledge) -- Case studies.
Questioning -- Case studies.
Science -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- United States -- Case studies.
Science -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- United States -- Case studies.
Author Whitin, David Jackman, 1947-
LC no. 96034233
ISBN 0435071319 (alk. paper)