DEC Scan Journal : May 2011
Scan Vol 30 No 2 May 2011 29 question at hand. Once we gave them more scaffolds to guide them, this level fell dramatically, as seen in the yellow column during reflection sheet 3, towards the end of the ISP. Question 6: What did you learn in doing this project? This question was only asked at the end of the project during the final reflection sheet (Figure 10). It was very pleasing to note the large number of students who indicated that they had been able to Integrate information into one s own knowledge (Standard 10). Evaluation The student survey focusing on their use of a wiki was given as an online SurveyMonkey questionnaire (Figures 11 to 19) at the Evaluation phase. Theuseofawikiasamethodof access to stored information was acknowledged. Figure 9 Student responses to What do you find difficult to do? Figure 10 Student responses to What did you learn in doing this project? Figure 14 Student responses to Question 4 Figure 11 Student responses to Question 1 Figure 12 Student responses to Question 2 Figure 13 Student responses Question 3 The last five questions required short answers, and a selection of these answers follows: I was able to choose my own topic, it made me more interested and actually want to do the work. I found it great that I was able to research my own topic, in my own way that interested me as well as let me learn and present the topic in my own individual way. It was good because at the start every step was laid out for you. It was really good because you got to pick a topic that you were interested in. It had a long and thorough starting process but was quite helpful as it gave me a great broad idea of what areas I had to focus on. Q5. How was this Guided Inquiry research process different to any research you have done before?