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Inquiring Minds Learn to Read, Write, and Think: Reaching All Learners through Inquiry
Middle School Journal
  • Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Boise State University
  • Peggy Jo Wilhelm
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
5-1-2010
Abstract
The article discusses the importance of inquiry in teaching students. It states that inquiry encourages engagement, literacy, and deep learning for all students, particularly the reluctant ones. Inquiry is especially a democratic form of teaching and learning that favors preexisting interests, unique point of views and several strengths of students who are typically marginalized in school. Inquiry meets the need of all students because it makes the function of learning denotative and permits students to accomplish visible signs of competence. Inquiry is highly motivating for students and teachers, since it creates and support democratic classroom environment. It adds that through inquiry, students are motivated to engage in classroom discussions.
Citation Information
Jeffrey D. Wilhelm and Peggy Jo Wilhelm. "Inquiring Minds Learn to Read, Write, and Think: Reaching All Learners through Inquiry" Middle School Journal (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeffrey_wilhelm/3/