39 – Reclaiming Inquiry-Based Learning through Co-Design (w Trevor MacKenzie)

A misconception about inquiry-based learning is that it means leaving students to “discover” the curriculum on their own. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Trevor MacKenzie is a high school teacher, author, and speaker who is internationally recognized as a thought leader in inquiry-based education. In the episode, we talk about what inquiry is (and isn’t) to better understand how to partner with students as co-designers of learning. Show Notes: How the Freedom Convoy is like the backlash against inquiry-based learning in Alberta. (1:45) What is inquiry-based learning? What is it not? (8:35) Scaffolding students for success in independent “Free Inquiry” through co-design opportunities. (12:45) Assessment as inquiry-based learning. (17:50) How can we include students in evidencing learning over time? (20:30) Amplifying formative feedback (outside of a grade) and allowing students the opportunity to make mistakes and rehumanize assessment. (23:30) Why Trevor wrote a book that focuses on assessment in the context of inquiry-based learning. (29:15) Building towards the pinnacle of student empowerment; co-creating report cards. (32:00) Expand student understanding of products to demonstrate learning. (39:00) Giving students ownership over the parameters of learning. (42:30) The purpose of education. (44:10) View full show notes here! Trevor on Twitter: @trev_mackenzie Email the Podcast: hello@educrushpod.com Podcast on Twitter: @educrushpod Natalie on Twitter: @natabasso Podcast on Instagram: @educrushpod Podcast Website: www.educrushpod.com