3. Explore

Explore is the third stage of the Guided Inquiry Design Process

Explore

Explore GordonAdapted by Lee FitzGerald from Dr. Carol Gordon’s presentation – Redesigning Knowledge Spaces: From Information literacy to knowledge outcomes, Part 2, available at:  http://www.powershow.com/view/13ba6e-YWRmM/Dr_Carol_Gordon_flash_ppt_presentation

Students are now free to do comprehensive general searching in their area to get to their particular area of interest, and towards defining an area in which they will develop an inquiry question.

They are looking for relevant information. Use the usual broad searching facilities, like encyclopedias and relevant books on the whole area in which they are searching for their inquiry. They should try to avoid getting bogged down in too much information, and Google might not be the best source for this stage. 

 Suggested scaffolds: 

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