Inquiry based learning (IBL) reflects a broad shift in emphasis from teaching to learning, and also a concern to find new ways to engage a generation of students who are frequently put off by traditional ‘chalk and talk’ teaching. Despite its attractions, however, IBL is challenging to implement. The article describes how a group of Year 8 teachers at Wantirna College in Victoria are exploring ways to apply IBL in Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities classes.
Key Learning AreasStudies of Society and Environment
Subject HeadingsProject based learning