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Brie Stark's picture

Inquiry - Take two

The biggest thing, I've realized, is that inquiry is subjective: both in the mind of teacher and in the mind of the student.  Inquiry has an entirely different meaning to the teacher because the teacher has a pre-developed idea that they would like to explore.  The student, instead, does not have this pre-developed thought process and instead is focused on the discovery of ideas that interest them on a personal level.  Inquiry, then, must be realized from both points of view: that there is an overarching principle set by the teacher, but that the exploratory process is the subjective process utilized by the student.  Therefore, I believe these two concepts hybridize together to form the basis that I consider 'inquiry.'

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