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Is designed to aid the improvement of collaborative inquiry- dependent instructing and studying via category dialogue and small staff paintings. It introduces lecturers to the idea and perform of collaborative inquiry and gives an easy-to-follow advisor to the instruments that scholars will collect as they discover ways to study concerns.

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Note that Thumbs provides a tool for such reflection (see pp. 61–63). Different kinds of inquiry differ in their methods of evaluation and the outcomes that they are expected to deliver. The experimental method evaluates scientific hypotheses by conducting critical trials or tests to see whether predicted observable consequences materialise, and then draws theoretical conclusions accordingly. Practical suggestions are evaluated in everyday life by criticism and formulation into plans that we implement, and often continue to monitor and evaluate further down the track.

By encouraging students to search for evidence against a claim as well as to provide evidence for Introductory Toolkit—Examples 47 it, you are teaching them to evaluate claims critically. When appropriate, we need to remind our students that the critical evaluation of their claims is a key requirement of inquiry. Sometimes a single contrary example can be sufficient to defeat a claim. Only one clear contrary case is required for us to reject a categorical assertion that something is always the case, or that it is never the case.

The Tools of Inquiry 29 QUESTIONING TOOLS The Question Quadrant Fact, Value, Concept Agendas HYPOTHESISING TOOLS Suggestions CONCEPTUAL TOOLS Distinctions Borderline Cases Target Thought Experiments Criteria EVALUATIVE TOOLS Reasons Agreement/Disagreement Counterexamples Examples REASONING TOOLS Generalisation Deductive Reasoning Reasoning Diagrams Assumptions Disagreement Diagrams TRACKING TOOLS Discussion Maps META-INQUIRY TOOLS Thumb We also need to keep track of the proceedings of course, as well as to reflect on how well we are going and how we might make improvements.

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