I've been working on a new project based inquiry model for the last 8 months for teachers to use with their children. I call it the D.R.E.A.M. It's about giving more control to the children and creating a collaborative environment.
The D.R.E.A.M is initiated by the teacher or student(s) usually created by an experience that the children have been through. If there is 'buy in' from students, they can form a Research Team and begin questioning and discussing the topic.
From there, the students find Evidence, sort information and make conclusions from what they find out.
It's now time to Act or Re-act from information gathered. This is where the Dream Team works towards releasing what they have found out to the world, their community or another person. The objective here is to influence others in the world and create some sort of change to a persons thinking.
Finally, the Dream Team needs to Meet and Reflect on what has happened. The children meet the teacher to look through any feedback they may have got from the outside world, what they could improve and what learning has taken place.
The cog may need to rewind a bit, find more evidence and create a new action.
I Would love to hear what people think of my new model. This is D.R.E.A.M model, version 1. Lets make version 2! If you would like more information about the D.R.E.A.M model, please contact me.
This model will be a part of my soon to be released online course on Innovate Learning in the Classroom called "Dare to Learn Differently".
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