At D39C, we create a culture of curiosity through inquiry-driven learning. Inquiry is about engagement and involvement of students in active sense-making in meaningful acts of learning. Classroom lessons and activities are designed around connecting students to ideas and content in a way that helps them see why the study matters. In addition, students will be asking their own questions and answering them in ways that are meaningful to them. Our focus is on setting the stage for students to understand. We help students see how context drives decisions, ask questions to clarify an issue, probe deeper to understand why things work the way they do, and discover the forces at work in our natural world and how they impact life on this planet.
Inquiry In action
Links for Further Research
- Inquiry-Based Learning from Educational Broadcasting Corporation
- Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist?
- Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning
- Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble
- Is Inquiry the Magnum Principium of teaching?
- Reinventing School From the Ground Up For Inquiry Learning
- 5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn
- 4 Phases of Inquiry
- Inquire Within
- Learners Should be Developing Their Own Essential Questions
- Do You have the Personality to be an Inquiry-based Teacher?
- Creating a Culture of Questions
- Senioritis? Or an Opportunity for Growth?
- Learning to Ask the Right Questions