Inquiry-based Learning in French Language Classrooms

August 29, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Many months ago Debra Z from the TDSB French department recommended a link, specifically the French resources available on the Ontario Elementary Social Studies Association web page. Check here for a video series that « présente trois enseignants qui partagent comment aborder les études sociales à travers le processus d’enquête dans une classe de français langue seconde (FLS).  Ceci peut être un défi pour tous les enseignants de FLS à cause du niveau de langue française que les apprenants ont acquis.  Chaque collègue présenté dans cette série explique les stratégies et pratiques utilisées qui mènent leurs élèves à apprendre comment appliquer et communiquer les connaissances et la compréhension des différents sujets étudiés en études sociales à travers le processus d’enquête. »

The Professional Library has the very popular book by TDSB teacher Jennifer Watt  IQ : A guide to inquiry-based learning and is also available in French Le processus d’enquête : Transformer la curiosité en véritable apprentissage (adapted by Léo-James Lévesque.) TDSB teachers may reserve the books in the catalogue (remember to login first).

Other selected useful links …  I am sure that there are many more – please recommend:

Boss, S. (2014, Mar. 13). Using the inquiry model in a core French class. [Blog]. Retrieved from http://bonneideefsl.blogspot.ca/2014/03/using-inquiry-model-in-core-french-class.html

Building Language Skills through a Cross-Curricular Approach. (20-12, Nov.). Prologue. Retrieved from  http://www.edugains.ca/resourcesFSL/PDF/Prologue/Prologue_BuildingLanguageSkills.pdf

EduGains. FSL.  http://www.edugains.ca/newsite/fsl/index.html

Fortier, P. (2014, Autumn). The ups and downs of a French Immersion Kindergarten teacher: My journey toward an inquiry-based approach to teaching. Learning Landscape, 8(1): 123-138. Retrieved from http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/images/documents/ll-no15/pfortier.pdf

 French immersion in Ontario: Two languages – a shared approach. Capacity Building Series # 19.  Ontario Ministry of Education. Retrieved from  http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire/research/CBS_FrenchImmersion.pdf

Inquiry-Based Learning. (2013, May). Capacity Building Series #32. Ontario Ministry of Education. Retrieved from http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire/research/CBS_InquiryBased.pdf

Instructional Strategies. Modern Language Council (MLCLM). Retrieved from  http://www.omlta.org/wp-content/uploads/MLC/Instructional_Strategies_FINAL.pdf

Ontario Ministry of Education FSL curriculum links: Elementary and Secondary

Ontario Physical Health Education Association. L’apprentissage fondé sur l’enquête en éducation physique et santé. [web page]. Retrieved from  http://carrefourpedagogique.ophea.net/ressources/lapprentissage-fonde-sur-lenquete-en-eps

Teaching and learning in the core French classroom. Capacity Building Series #26.  Ontario Ministry of Education. Retrieved from  http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire/research/CBS_Core_French.pdf

Transforming FSL.  Curriculum Services Canada http://www.curriculum.org/fsl/en/

Check ’em out! Rowan

 

 

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