Exploring how to effectively teach the searching capabilities of Google to pupils engaged in inquiry-based learning : research project report.
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Teaching and Learning
An ICT facilitator attempts to improve the strategies he employs when teaching gifted and talented pupils in an inquiry-based learning class how to utilise the more complex functions of Google. Having ascertained that the pupils were only employing Google's 'basic search' function the ICT facilitator attempted to introduce the pupils to the advanced functions of Google so they could search the World Wide Web more effectively. The pupils' initial resistance to looking beyond the results offered by simplistic search procedures presented a challenge for the ICT facilitator. The ICT facilitator had to come to terms with revising his preferred mode of instruction to encompass the pupils' self-efficacy.