Levels of Readiness Built Into Our Model


As with the Canada Food Guide, learners using the Inquiry Model will construct knowledge, build skills, and relate them to a single framework.  Even so, keep in mind that:

  • Even though all learners using the Inquiry Model build upon the same framework, each learner’s mental model is unique.  Their personal understanding is constructed by relating new information to their prior knowledge. 
  • It cannot be assumed that all learners in a particular grade have identical skills and knowledge because prior knowledge varies widely from person to person. 
  • Developmental readiness also varies from person to person. 

To help address these differences, three incremental levels of readiness are built into the PRSD Inquiry Model:

  • Novice
  • Developing
  • Experienced

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