Essay Inquiry Based Learning

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Inquiry based learning * Inquiry-based instruction is a student-centered and teacher-guided instructional approach that engages students in investigating real world questions that they choose within a broad thematic framework. * Inquiry-Based instruction complements traditional instruction by providing a vehicle for extending and applying the learning of students in a way that connects with their interests within a broader thematic framework. Students acquire and analyze information, develop and support propositions, provide solutions, and design technology and arts products that demonstrate their thinking and make their learning visible.
. Inquiry-based instructional approaches place students at the helm of the learning process
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-have you changed your thinking about..?
7- Taking action
Considering social actions
This involves activities design to:
-assist students to make links between their understanding and their experience in the real world
-enable students to make choices and develop the belief that they can be effective participants in the society * Provide further insight into students understanding for future unit planning
Questions to ask
-how can we make others aware of what we know?
Eg; Topic: Early Economic Activities
Tuning in: Watching a drama
Show the drama ‘tharaaganduge Kashigandu’ (an edited version, this drama is based in the past, and shows people engaged in economic activities of that time), after showing the drama, write the following questions on the board, then get them to make groups of 4’s and discuss, brainstorm and answer the questions, then get them to present their answers.
Question
What time period was the video based on? Give a reason for your answer?
What were the activities that the people were engaged in?
Do you still see people engaged in these types of activities, if so how often?
Preparing to find out;
Preparing a questionnaire
Discuss about the drama; the economic activities that the people were engaged in, the things they produced, and how important these activities were to

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