What Is Imaginative-Inquiry?

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  • Behaviours for Learning, Drama
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  • Early Years, Primary
  • Teaching & Learning

Twilight session with Tim Taylor (@imagineinquiry ) http://www.imaginative-inquiry.co.uk/what-is-imaginative-inquiry/ 20th September 2017 4pm - 5.30pm

Imaginative-inquiry is a wide-ranging teaching and learning approach that brings together three successful and effective pedagogic strategies – community of inquiry, drama for learning, and mantle of the expert. By using imaginative-inquiry teachers can create exciting and meaningful contexts for learning, which can be used to engage their students in challenging and purposeful curriculum activities – extending their thinking, developing their skills, and broadening their understanding.

Imaginary contexts have the advantage of being free of the usual constraints of the classroom. In an imaginary world you and the children can be anyone, at anytime, anywhere, doing anything. You can travel to strange islands, explore new planets and different worlds, build pyramids for Pharaohs, run wild animal parks, organise a secret meeting between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, or travel up the beanstalk to rescue Jack from the Giant.

Imaginative-inquiry is about using subjects children are interested in to create effective and challenging opportunities for their learning. Imaginary contexts that can create purpose and meaning for children to acquire, practice and develop the knowledge, skills and understanding they need both within and beyond the national curriculum.

The planning units on this website have been written by practicing teachers using the principles of imaginative-inquiry. Each one is designed to take you step-by-step through the first sequence of activities that will create an imaginary context to engage your students and generate meaningful and demanding opportunities for curriculum learning.

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