What is 'inquiry-based' learning

 


Involvement that Leads to Understanding


Inquiry learning involves students actively investigating topics by posing essential questions and exploring answers.

 

This is a collaborative process where teachers and students work together, negotiating aspects of the curriculum. Students examine the complexity of the world by forming concepts and making generalizations, rather than being told.

 

We believe that students are powerful learners who must be engaged and actively involved in the learning process of investigation, processing, organising,synthesising, refining and extending their knowledge within a topic.

 

Inquiry implies a “need to know’ premise. It is a process of acquiring skills and the nurturing of inquiring attitudes and habits of mind that will enable individuals to continue the quest for knowledge throughout life.

 


“Tell me and I forget,
show me and I remember,
involve me and I understand.”