Inquiry prompt

What is Inquiry?

Inquiry is asking questions and gathering information that leads to looking into a subject that interests you.

http://galileo.org/teachers/designing-learning/articles/what-is-inquiry/

“Inquiry is a dynamic process of being open to wonder and puzzlement and coming to know and understand the world.”

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/inquiry

“A seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge.”

http://www.inquiringmind.co.nz/WhatIsInquiry.htm

“It starts with exploration and questioning and leads to investigation into a worthy question, issue, problem or idea.”

 

What is Inquiry Based Learning?

Teaching method where the student is giving a problem and has to find the answer to it on their own with the teacher guiding them.

http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/inquiry/

http://www.teach-nology.com/currenttrends/inquiry/

http://www.inquirybasedlearning.org/?page=What_is_IBL

 

Who uses Inquiry Based Learning?

All levels of education. Used more in elementary school and less in high school. It seems that most people agree on what it is but not where and how it should be used.

http://www.inquirybasedlearning.org/?page=Why_Use_IBL

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/07/the-challenges-and-realities-of-inquiry-based-learning/

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/05/inquiry-learning-vs-standardized-content-can-they-coexist/

 

 

 

 

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