Ways to Learn Through Inquiry: Guiding Children to Deeper Understanding

Children 3-8 years
by Dr. Jo Fahey


bookLively, accessible and insightful, Jo’s book demonstrates how inquiry can look and sound in the early years, helping educators recognize and guide their children’s inquiries and empower them to deepen their understanding.

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"Jo Fahey’s book offers a rich range of classroom-proven engagements to inspire young children to inquire and take action"

Professor Kathy Short, University of Arizona   Read More

 "This resource has earned a place for inquiry in the early years along with the Reggio Emilia approach and the Project approach."

Associate Professor Martha Lash, Kent State University   Read Full Review

 

Outline of the book

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Introduction
Chapter 1: Inquiry, assessment and the Primary Years Programme
Chapter 2: Inquiring through read-alouds and responses
Chapter 3: Inquiring through browsing and viewing
Chapter 4: Inquiring through organizing ideas
Chapter 5: Inquiring through play
Chapter 6: Inquiring through drama
Chapter 7: Inquiring through research
Chapter 8: Inquiring through the arts
Epilogue

 

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“Jo Fahey’s book offers a rich range of classroom-proven engagements to inspire young children to inquire and take action. Each chapter is filled with:

  • Vivid examples from units of inquiry
  • At-a-glance strategies for teaching, sharing and assessing
  • Photographs of teaching and learning in action
  • Dialogues of classroom interactions
  • Samples of children’s work
  • References to significant research and theories

Jo Fahey vividly depicts inquiry with young children and challenges educators to imagine a new range of what is possible in early childhood classrooms centered on learning through inquiry. She shares compelling images of the multiple ways that inquiry can play out in the lives of young children when educators view inquiry as a philosophy rather than a specific set of procedures.”

Professor Kathy Short, University of Arizona