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Research 4 Success incorporates blended learning approaches to instruction as each module uses videos, digital texts, and interactive learning resources along with print-based options to grow and develop research and inquiry skills. From dissecting the research question to locating and evaluating information, let's examine how Research 4 Success can be used to build critical thinking skills in students whether you are teaching face-to-face, hybrid, or remote.
By reflecting on our teaching practice, we can become more intentional and plan to accommodate student reflection, perhaps the most vital part of the inquiry process. In doing so, we create a unique opportunity to grow alongside our students.
As students share information, they transform into educators and advocates. Research and inquiry have real-world implications, and when students share their work with an authentic audience, they begin to see the connection between the content learned in the classroom and the context of their community and world.
Learning how to effectively evaluate information is not only an inquiry skill—it is a life skill. Whether evaluating an apartment lease contract, selecting the best post-secondary program and school, or deciding which candidate to vote for in an election, today’s students will need to evaluate messages, media, print, and visual text throughout their adult livesto make informed decisions. Laying the foundation for good evaluation skills is key for all content areas.
The dimension of locating information has grown exponentially with the internet and tools that allow easy and constant access. Learn which INFOhio tools you can use to help students learn to locate the best information to answer their question. This is the third in a series of several posts about the inquiry process and the Dimensions of Inquiry.
Teaching students the skills and importance of asking good questions provides a solid foundation for learning. Learn which INFOhio tools you can use to help students learn to ask good questions. This is the second in a series of several posts about the inquiry process and the Dimensions of Inquiry.