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Students as Learners

"I am a thinker."

"I am an explorer."

"I am a citizen."

Introducing The Cycle of Inquiry and Learning

"Students need to use the skills of inquiry to learn. The Cycle of Inquiry and Learning provides a framework for active learning and the formation of new understandings."

From "Introduction: Information Fluency Continuum, Benchmark Skills, Assessments." Empire State Information Fluency Continuum. Developed by the New York City School Library System. 

Empire State Information Fluency Contiuum Framework


The STANDARDS:

STANDARD 1: USING INQUIRY TO BUILD UNDERSTANDING AND CREATE NEW KNOWLEDGE -  “I am a thinker.”

An independent learner asks authentic questions and accesses, evaluates, and uses information effectively to develop new understandings. 

STANDARD 2: PURSUING PERSONAL AND AESTHETIC GROWTH -  “I am an explorer.”

An independent learner responds to and creates literary and artistic expressions, uses effective strategies for personal exploration of ideas, and reads on his or her own by choice. 

STANDARD 3: DEMONSTRATING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - “I am a citizen.”

An independent learner contributes to the learning community by seeking multiple perspectives, sharing his or her understandings with others, and using information and resources ethically. 

 

Source: Empire State Information Fluency Continuum: Benchmark Skills for Grades K-12 Assessments/Common Core Alignment.  Developed by the New York City School Library System. NYC Department of Education. 2013. Noncommerical Use Licensed under Creative Commons.

 

 

 

 

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The Stripling Cycle of Inquiry and Learning