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Inquiry-based learning to promote higher order thinking

 
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Inquiry-based learning to promote higher order thinking
by Caitriona Rooney - Sunday, 9 December 2012, 7:25 PM
 
I present my paper 'How am I using inquiry-based learning to improve my practice and to encourage higher order thinking among my students of mathematics?' for review. I look forward to reading your replies.

Caitriona
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Re: Inquiry-based learning to promote higher order thinking
by Yves Bertrand - Monday, 10 December 2012, 9:20 AM
 
I read the paper "Inquiry-based learning to promote higher order thinking".
The document is very clear and logic. The overall structure is strong.
There is a good balance between personal thoughts and observations.
it is also comprehensive.
it is very, very interesting.
I tried to find some problems; I did not find any real issue.
Consequently, it should be published.
And congratulations to the author.
Yves Bertrand
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Re: Inquiry-based learning to promote higher order thinking
by Caitriona Rooney - Monday, 10 December 2012, 8:17 PM
 
Yves,
Thank you taking the time to review my paper and for the positive feedback. I am very happy to read that you found it interesting.

Caitriona
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Re: Inquiry-based learning to promote higher order thinking
by William Barry - Thursday, 13 December 2012, 4:16 AM
 

Bravo,Caitriona! A beautifully written article that will be of great help to other educators about Inquiry Based Learning (IBL). Your passion to improve as a liberating teacher, to influence others in a life-affirming, need-fulfilling, and performance enhancing manner, and passion to improve your pedagogy to inspire students to value their own construction of learning was inspiring! It was an honor and priviledge to contribute to the process of publishing your article.

I offer you editing recommendations which can be found in the attachment, I hope you find the notes to improve the article helpful. Feel free to email me to discuss my editorial comments at nlpeducator@yahoo.com. I hope my review of your work will help accentuate the excellence of your writing. I firmly believe your article is worthy of publication in the next issue of EJOLTs and thank you for the learning I garnered from reading your work.

You wrote a high quality article which you should feel proud of writing. I am a fan!

I eagerly look forward to seeing your article published in the next issue of EJOLTs!

Warm regards,

Dr. Barry

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Re: Inquiry-based learning to promote higher order thinking
by Caitriona Rooney - Thursday, 13 December 2012, 6:44 PM
 
Dr. Barry,

Thank for the time and attention you gave to my article. Your kind words mean a lot to me.

I have read over your comments and I feel that that your suggestions are very helpful and will improve my work. I will take some time over the weekend to rewrite the article and incorporate the suggested amendments.

Thank you again for your generous praise and support,

Best wishes
Caitriona
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Re: Inquiry-based learning to promote higher order thinking
by Pip Bruce Ferguson - Thursday, 13 December 2012, 8:38 PM
 

Dear Caitriona

I have to join the chorus of praise for your work. It is exceptionally clearly presented, and you have been careful to provide evidence of ethical and passionate practice. One thing I particularly appreciate (having had to drum this into my own action researching students) is the way you provide a 'snail trail' or clear steps of what you did and how you did it. You don't expect the reader to make assumptions.

You also demonstrate considerable strengths of triangulating your data. Your combination of self-reflection, student videos, photographic evidence and power point information helps us to see that yours is a robust inquiry.

I haven't read Dr Barry's feedback, it's too busy a time of year, but there are one or two very minor typos that you'll probably pick up before the final iteration. I wouldn't change anything except these, I think. Well done.

Kind regards

Pip Bruce Ferguson

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Re: Inquiry-based learning to promote higher order thinking
by Caitriona Rooney - Sunday, 16 December 2012, 8:49 PM
 
Dear Pip,

Thank you for the positive feedback. It was much appreciated. You were right about the typos. Dr. Barry pointed them out in his editing suggestions and they have now been addressed.

Best wishes
Caitriona
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Re: Inquiry-based learning to promote higher order thinking
by Caitriona Rooney - Sunday, 16 December 2012, 8:55 PM
 
Hi all,

Thank you for all the feedback and the time that has been given to my work. I have amended my article in accordance with Dr. Barry's suggestions. I now present my final article.

Kind Regards
Caitriona