This video, spotlighted by @web20classroom on this blogpost, made by commoncraft (who make some amazing explanation videos – well worth using as a model for students to try their own) explains what ‘Project Based Learning’ is. If you think broadly then it sums up what Inquiry Learning is..in a round about way.
One of the reasons I like about this video is that it emphasises the fact that students are still having their knowledge based broadened. It’s about the content being discovered and reinforced within a meaningful context.
The process goes something like
– have a problem
– ask questions
– seek answers
– devise solutions
– put solutions into action
What do you think? Would this be a good explaination of what inquiry really is for those of us who are always getting conflicting, vague messages?