Instead of just presenting the facts, use questions, problems, and scenarios to help students learn through their own agency and investigation.
- Assignments that are bigger than a lesson and smaller than a unit are a good way to experiment with inquiry-based learning.
- Inquiry-based lessons on animal adaptations guide Chicago third graders to think about the wildlife all around them.
- A veteran teacher shares the frustrations and challenges of this student-centered teaching model—and why she finds it so powerful.
- Teachers use inquiry-based learning to combat the “dunno” -- a chronic problem in student engagement. Check out these four steps for creating inquiry-based curriculum.
- An inquiry-based curriculum requires both planning and flexibility, as well as a teacher knowing the students well enough to anticipate their interests and limits.
- John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education clears up any confusion on the difference between project-based learning, problem-based learning, and whatever-else-based learning.
- Find information, strategies, protocols, and tools to promote curiosity and engage students in asking questions, thinking critically, and solving problems.
- Popular movies can be an entry point for students to dig deeper into historical studies.
- Take responsibility for empowering students, and avoid the schooling habits that train them to seek a single right answer instead of exploring the learning process.
- What the research says about aspects of project-based learning ranging from implementation to learning outcomes.
- A four-step approach to using a powerful model that increases student agency in learning.
- The inquiry-based model calls on students to develop questions to investigate and connect to other content.
- Peek inside a high school where teachers act as facilitators and students are directors of their own learning.
- Students use scientific inquiry to investigate real-world issues facing their community.
- Tips for ensuring that your students’ research fosters genuine inquiry.