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  1. Lift Off To Learning: In Inquiry-Based Classrooms + CD

    Lift Off to Learning brings together thinking skills, inquiry-based learning, and the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) skills in a practical approach for teaching and learning in the primary and middle years. It includes an interactive CD of thinking strategies and a process for developing inquiry-based learning. Lift Off to Learning links ICT to thinking skills. This book is co-authored by best-selling local author Michael Pohl.

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    A$55.00
  2. Enriched Learning Projects: A Practical Pathway to 21st Century Skills

    To embrace current and future learning demands, schools need to go beyond content to develop skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and global and cross-cultural awareness. This book helps teachers translate standards-based instruction into 21st century learning projects. Explore 21st century skills in the context of project learning. Discover e-tools that can enhance projects. Learn research-based, high-yield instructional strategies that engage all students, especially those who do not respond to repetitive drills and worksheets. Improve your project planning with a method that emphasises outcomes over means.

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    A$35.95
  3. STEM CIP- 3-2-1 Lift Off: A Study of Force, Motion, Change of Matter and Transfer of Energy

    The revolutionary new practice of STEM teaches the related disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as one unit, emphasising their close relationship. In this module, students study the science of how an effervescent tablet rocket is launched.

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    A$199.00
  4. STEM CIP - Riding on a Pendulum: A Study of Force and Motion

    In this Forces and Motion module, students learn how to plan and conduct well-designed experiments through a study of periodic motion, gravitational attraction, kinetic and potential energy, and pendulum systems. Students conduct experiments on a pendulum based upon three independent variables.

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    A$199.00
  5. STEM CIP - Chip Off the Old Block: A Study of Heredity, Genetics and Genetic Engineering

    In this biotechnology module, students explore basic concepts of cell structure, cell reproduction (mitosis and meiosis) and genetics, including DNA. Genetic engineering concepts are included.

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    A$199.00
  6. Teaching as Inquiry: Asking Hard Questions to Improve Practice and Student Achievement

    This book offers an engaging and effective approach to improving teacher and student learning. Based on the experiences of three leading educational organisations, the authors provide invaluable, research-based guidelines for incorporating inquiry into teacher’s instructional practices and student work as part of the ongoing work of schools. In addition to discussing the lessons learned and questions raised by inquiry work, this volume includes: Specific considerations for determining who should be involved, what work should be under review and how it should be reviewed; and much more.

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    A$27.95
  7. Inquire: A Guide to 21st Century Learning

    Inquire is a complete learning guide, covering 21st century skills, traditional study skills, the inquiry process and project-based instruction. It is best used as an across-the-curriculum handbook, helping students with all aspects of their thinking and learning. Inquire can also be used as the main resource in a study-skills course or in inquiry-based and project-based programs. Inquire includes three main parts: 1. Building 21st Century Skills covers the key skills, from critical thinking to communicating to preparing for tests. 2. Using the Inquiry Process provides a step-by-step guide to thoughtful learning through questioning, researching and presenting. 3. Developing Projects offers a wide variety of exciting project ideas.

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    A$69.95
  8. STEM CIP - The Great Mixing Bowl: A Study of Ecosystems, Watersheds and Invasive Species

    In this module, students study how living and non-living things interact in an ecosystem. Students design and construct a hydrometer and use it to measure different salinity levels in water samples. They then make decisions on how the hydrometer could be used to establish the correct salinity level for an aquarium.

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    A$199.00
  9. Inquire: A Guide to 21st Century Learning, Teacher's Guide

    The Inquire Teacher’s Guide introduces you to Inquire, shares the pedagogy that prompted its development, offers planning and instruction guidelines, and provides chapter-by-chapter lesson plans. The Teacher’s Guide is divided into two main parts. Part I introduces you to the Inquire handbook and helps you implement instruction thoughtfully and meaningfully. Part II provides chapter-by-chapter lesson plans. Inquire is a complete learning handbook, reflecting the latest and best research on thinking and literacy from around the world. It covers 21st century skills, basic study skills, the inquiry process and classroom projects.

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    A$21.95
  10. Got Data? Now What?: Creating and Leading Cultures of Inquiry

    Data can elicit powerful conversations about practice, but only if they are the right data and used strategically. Got Data? Now What? offers the strategies and tools necessary to identify what’s relevant and transform struggling groups into powerful communities of learners. With this resource, group leaders can guide their teams in data-driven problem solving and decision making to improve student learning. Authors Laura Lipton and Bruce Wellmann provide: a guided tour of data terms and practices, relevant anecdotes that illustrate healthy data use and collaboration and end-of-chapter exercises for individual and group reflection.

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    A$25.95
  11. On Narrative Inquiry: Approaches to Language and Literacy Research

    On Narrative Inquiry: Approaches to Language and Literacy Research discusses the potential and limits of narrative for the purpose of inquiry in English education. Narrative inquiry is uniquely suited to the questions educators are asking in the field today, and this book introduces teachers to narrative scholars who engage in philosophical and methodological discussions, describing how narrative works in relation to the telling of a story or stories. On Narrative Inquiry also provides examples of narrative inquiry to inspire educators to create academic work that is both imaginative and responsible.

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    A$32.95
  12. Don't Leave the Story in the Book: Using Literature to Guide Inquiry in Early Childhood Classrooms

    Don't Leave the Story in the Book: Using Literature to Guide Inquiry in Early Childhood Classrooms shows that fairytales and traditional bedtime stories also have a place in the classroom. This book provides a unique synthesis of ideas based on constructivist approaches to learning, including the importance of positive dispositions and learning communities, the nature of higher-order thinking, and the relationship between methods such as guided inquiry in the sciences and balanced literacy.

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    A$35.95

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