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Students utilize Photoshop, desktop publishing, writing skills, and marketing processes to develop a visually appealing magazine Students explore how a promotional ad package works by conducting research and developing marketing materials for a department at their school Students produce and record music, create a CD and accompanying materials, post their music online, and create promotional materials
Martin Wagenschein (1896-1988) was a physicist and educator. He was a secondary school teacher for over thirty years and later became a professor of education at the University of Tübingen for 22 years. He is well-known in German-speaking education circles for his impassioned and clear call to transform science and math teaching.
What is Inquiry-based learning?
Whilst EBL has clear parallels with problem-based learning (or PBL), in that the solution of a ‘problem’ serves to shape the whole learning experience of the students, it is usually viewed as covering a broader spectrum of approaches.
How to Study
Inquiry is a dynamic process of being open to wonder and puzzlement and coming to know and understand the world.
Inquiry-based learning is difficult to describe in a fixed and straightforward way (see Other definitions of inquiry-based learning ).
Will you ever just walk into class and ask, "Okay, what do you want to study today?" Of course not.
Based on John Dewey 's philosophy that education begins with the curiosity of the learner, we use a spiral path of inquiry: asking questions, investigating solutions, creating new knowledge as we gather information, discussing our discoveries and experiences, and reflecting on our new-found knowledge. Each step in this process naturally leads to the next: inspiring new questions, investigations, and opportunities for authentic "teachable moments."
How do I assess students' progress?