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Focus on Inquiry - Part 2
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micwag
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Nov 13, 2020
I agree with everyone's comments so far, and yes @Elizabeth I think the fact both models lend themselves well in comparison to each other, is comforting and my understanding is that FOSIL is based on many models of inquiry as indeed was the Alberta model. The main differences that struck me are that the Alberta model appears to recognise the affective domain (feelings) more than FOSIL, and I think this is something we discussed last month. I think it's really useful to compare models, as we can easily incorporate aspects into our own planning. These were my initial thoughts, but I do take aboard your comments @Darryl Toerien . Apologies for repeating what @Stephanie has shared, but I too can see Planning equating to Connect. I also see it in Wonder, especially with identifying questions, other than to simply seek information, but to develop into more challenging questions, of an inquiry nature. I think, although both models suggest mind-mapping and brain-storming, the Alberta model in Planning, is more explicit in identifying what is already known and how that is known. Retrieving and Investigate correspond to the bare bones of research, and where Librarians traditionally feel more at ease in assisting. I note in Retrieving, the Alberta model mentions this is where students often feel 'information overload' and while FOSIL may not have direct mention to it, I think educators have always recognised this. I also see Processing in Investigate, with the evaluation of resources. Creating links to Construct, (perhaps the most obvious connection), but also in Express with sharing peer reviews etc, although Sharing is the best fit with Express. Evaluating compares with Reflect and I agree with @Darryl Toerien & @Elizabeth , it's easy to see this with EPQ, but I need to remind myself to consider this within the whole FOSIL framework throughout all year groups. Thank you @Elizabeth , comparing the models has helped consolidate my understanding of how both models work.
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