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Inquiry-based learning

A process that provides opportunities for learners to construct their own understanding of the complexity of the natural and human world around them. Many models of inquiry-based learning share some common features such as: investigation into a relevant issue, problem or concept; a learner-centred approach; the discovery and examination of the complexity of understanding and the involvement of thinking and reflection in the learning process. A curriculum adopting this approach implies that learners work with new and challenging content and concepts, connect new information to former knowledge, select thinking and learning strategies deliberately and plan, monitor, and evaluate their own thinking processes. (Adapted from: Seel 2012).

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