‘Inquire Within’ is a blog for discussion about inquiry, where teachers can learn from and with other teachers, a shared investigation into what inquiry looks like in different contexts and an opportunity to share challenges and successes.
So far, so good. It took a remark from an outsider to make me realize how exceptional it is. We already have contributions from four continents. We teach different areas and different ages through different programs… but we share some common beliefs about how learning takes place.
So here’s what I am wondering… and hopefully you’ll join me in this inquiry of my own…
Why is it that all the contributors (so far) are either primary school teachers (specifically PYP teachers) or science teachers. For now it’s probably just that I invited ‘my’ people and Tyler invited ‘his’ people. But it might also be bigger than that….
Inquiry is often perceived as something unique to science. Or else something that belongs to a particular learning program (PBL or PYP, for instance.) It seems to me that inquiry-based learning should be just as effective for history or language or maths.
Isn’t inquiry one of the most natural ways for learning to occur? By questioning, exploring, seeking information, experimenting, making connections and constructing meaning?
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