What is inquiry-based learning?
15th Jan 2019
Much has been written about IBL (inquiry-based learning), but what exactly is it and how does it help children to learn? AISPP believes that IBL, in many ways, alters the role of both teacher and student. In fact, inquiry-based learning, a fundamental concept adopted by the IB (International Baccalaureate) programme, emphasizes the important part that students themselves have to play in their education.
At AISPP students are encouraged to explore the material in front of them, ask questions and to share their ideas
AISPP adopts the IB Learning Framework incorporating inquiry-based learning styles that encourage students to think deeply about what they are taught, to challenge concepts and theories, to question things they don’t understand or agree with and to reflect on what others say and believe.
An IB education at AISPP enables students to develop the ways they learn through dynamic cycles of inquiry, action, and reflection across the Curriculum. Essentially teachers are there to empower students as they develop the approaches to learning that they need – leading to success. In that sense, it’s more of a student-driven education.
Self-directed, concept-driven learning prepares young people for a bright future ahead
Too much learning and far too many examinations and classrooms are wholly content-driven and assessed these days, despite the fact that most modern educators are united in agreeing that conceptual, inquiry-based learning is key for student success in school, jobs, and life generally.
The classroom has few limits with IBL
Inquiry-based learning promotes open communication between students and teachers in the classroom. It also encourages learners to be active in thought, confident in outlook and inquisitive about what they are learning and, therefore, more able to relate to others.
An inquiry-driven education empowers young people to keep on learning - independently and in collaboration with others. And that’s not just learning about local issues it’s about helping children to understand what’s happening in the wider world too.
Inquiry-based learning is about thinking, challenging, being confident, being a risk taker and developing a real depth of personal thought and opinion. It’s at the heart of a successful 21st Century education and a technique that AISPP fosters across its learning community.
AISPP, an Australian Co-ed IB International K-12 school (Phnom Penh), is fast becoming one of the Kingdom of Cambodia’s leading education providers. Providing a modern Australian private and independent education, its 21st Century philosophy, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class teaching standards, make it ideally placed to prepare children for the global challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
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