Episode 106: Getting Inquiry Design Just Right with Wayne Journell, Adam Friedman, & Emma Thacker

In this episode, Dan and Michael chat with Wayne Journell, Adam Friedman, & Emma Thacker about their teaching, research, and recent publication in Social Education titled, “Getting Inquiry Design Just Right.”

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Episode 106

Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Journell, W., Friedman, A. M., Thacker, E. S., & Fitchett, P. G. (2018). Getting Inquiry Design Just Right. Social Education, 82(4), 202-205.
  2. You can find the C3 Framework here.
  3. You can find the Inquiry Design Model on C3Teachers.org.
  4. Check out our previous inquiry episodes:
    1. Episode 84: Inquiry in Elementary Education with Emma Thacker, Erin Casey, Katie Knapp, & Carly Muetterties
    2. Episode 72: Compelling Questions with Rebecca Mueller
    3. Episode 10: C3 Frameworks for Social Studies with Kathy Swan


Wayne Journell is an education professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. You can contact Wayne on Twitter @UNCGSocStudies or check out his website where you are steps away to reading more of his work. Or you can just sit back and read a Theory & Research in Social Education article and contemplate on Wayne’s mad editing skills.

Adam Friedman is Professor of Social Studies Education at Wake Forest University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate secondary social studies methods, elementary social studies methods, a graduate research course in social studies, and student teaching supervision. He also designed and developed Sports, Culture, and Geography, a First Year Seminar which he has taught on numerous occasions. His research agenda focuses on how technology resources, particularly digitized primary sources, can be used to enhance the teaching and learning of social studies, the factors that encourage and barriers that impede their use, and their impact on student achievement. Recent research includes examining the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for State Standards impact on social studies teachers’ instructional design and implementation. You can tweet at Adam at @AdamFriedmanWFU.

Emma Thacker is an assistant professor in the department of Early, Elementary, and Reading Education at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She teaches courses in elementary social studies education as well as graduate courses in teacher inquiry and curriculum design. Prior to joining the faculty at James Madison, she was a Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of education at Wake Forest University. Dr. Thacker taught high school social studies in central Kentucky before pursuing her Ph.D. and enjoys working with and learning from teachers and students. She can be emailed at thackees@jmu.edu and you can follow her on Twitter @EmmaSThacker.

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