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Deborah Hazen's picture

Definition hasn't changed but something has shifted

My core definition of inquiry is not different.

Something has shifted though---in our classroom, kids are so excited about inquiry (the way we define it)--they love the process and the transactional nature of inquiry. They feed off of each others energy, ideas and questions.

It isn't necessarily the same when adults come together...I believe that my best teaching will come from taking time out of the classroom and bumping up against other ideas/experiences/approaches and believe that the inquiry format can be a useful tool. I'm leaving the institute thinking about how this process works with adults.

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