Inquiry based learning
Inquiry involves, learning how to take on a question, or an issue, or a tension, a problem or a challenge and learning how to work through a process where, through that investigation, you come to a deeper understanding, or a mastery of skills, or a resolution of the problem.
One of the most profoundly important elements in designing for inquiry learning is the dialogue we have around the ‘planning table’ about concepts and big ideas that lie at the heart of any inquiry journey.
When we engage learners in a process of inquiry, we most often begin by spending time tuning in to their prior knowledge. We identify their ‘first thinking’, theories and ways of seeing the ideas they are inquiring into.
“We need to have hungry minds that stay relentlessly curious about the way the world works and the way we understand the world.”