The 8Ws of Inquiry

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The 8Ws of Inquiry by Mind Map: The 8Ws of Inquiry

1. Wrapping - Explain and Elaborate

1.1. Create

1.2. What product or approach will best communicate my vision to othere

1.3. Select a product to develop

1.4. Start with your audience

1.5. Provide templates, prompts, starters, guidelines

1.6. provide examples, models

1.7. Critical and creative thinking is required

2. Wishing - Evaluate

2.1. assess

2.2. evaluate and reflect

2.2.1. Stop

2.2.2. Breathe; think

2.3. Reflect and express desires for the future

2.3.1. Task

2.3.2. Prerequisites

2.4. Explore with students questions about each step of the process

2.5. Rubrics are good tools for this

2.5.1. Task

2.5.2. Prerequisites

2.6. Could your project be ongoing?

3. Weaving - Explain

3.1. Synthesise

3.2. apply, analyse, synthesise the information

3.3. process the information

3.4. concept maps, graphic organisers, create models

3.5. new questions may emerge

3.6. Cite sources, avoid plagiarism

4. Waving - Explain and Elaborate

4.1. Communicate

4.2. Develop waves to gain the attention of the audience

4.3. Find ways to draw attention, convey ideas

4.4. present, publish and share

4.5. Service learning

4.6. Expert sharing

4.7. Collaborative projects

4.8. Online publishing

4.9. Join a contest or event

5. Watching - Engage and Explore

5.1. Observe

5.2. Become in tune with the world

5.3. looking for action, looking for change

5.4. View, listen, read, journal

5.5. Share your thoughts

5.6. Explore

6. Wondering - Engage and Explore

6.1. Question

6.2. Brainstorm

6.3. Connect prior knowledge

6.4. Graphic organisers

6.5. Narrow your topic

7. Webbing - Explore

7.1. Search

7.1.1. Locate, select

7.2. Create a search strategy

7.3. Connect ideas to information

7.4. Address individual differences

7.5. Address and use different types of information

8. Wiggling - Explore and explain

8.1. Evaluate

8.1.1. Often the toughest phase for students

8.1.2. Provide scaffolding

8.2. Skim and Scan

8.3. Provide guides and other tools

8.4. Provide systematic approaches to avoid info overload

8.5. Review progress to ensure important questions are being answered