Inquiry-based learning creates opportunities for students to engage in active learning surrounded by good questions. Good questions lead students to investigate and problem-solve about significant topics, themes, and ideas – and design new insights and develop new skills. The Big6 Approach encourages good questions that promote problem-solving and decision making, involve higher-order thinking skills, have multiple possible answers, utilize a variety of resources, cannot be answered without careful and lengthy research, encourage students to question their initial ideas, and promote further inquiry while allowing teacher-librarians and classroom teachers to act as guides and facilitators.
Are you a fan of the Big6 and Super3 and looking for interesting ways to incorporate these problem-solving strategies into your teaching? You can use team teaching with the Big6 and Super3 in your classroom or library media center.