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What is Inquiry Pedagogy?


In the model of open-inquiry, let me pose the following questions to you:

  • What does inquiry mean to you?
  • How have you or how would you like to use inquiry-based education in your classroom?
  • What other classroom issues, stratagies or pedogogy are you interested in?




Some other thoughts on inquiry in science and beyond.

Notes on Inquiry Institute 2009


This page is under construction.


Trajectory of Seminar/The Story


Jerome Bruner and Spiral Curriculum

Four key themes emerge out of the work around The Process of Education (1960: 11-16):

The role of structure in learning and how it may be made central in teaching. The approach taken should be a practical one. 'The teaching and learning of structure, rather than simply the mastery of facts and techniques, is at the center of the classic problem of transfer... If earlier learning is to render later learning easier, it must do so by providing a general picture in terms of which the relations between things encountered earlier and later are made as clear as possible' (ibid.: 12).

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Grant Proposal for Interactive Interdisciplinary Inquiry Institute

Specific Aim / Goal: A few sentences on the educational goal/outcome for my students.

First of all my students are highly visual. They respond better to learning materials presented to them on the LCD projector, documentary on TV and short presentations in form of skits. With this in mind my main aim is to depend less on the use of textbooks, tests and other printed materials and move towards performance based learning and assessment.

In addition, I intend to use audio equipments like CD players so that they can record lectures which they can listen to at their own time and also for playing back pre-recorded textbook information that come with core subject textbooks.

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Award for K-2 inquiry science ed

There are some of you who will be interested in applying for this award . . . and some of you will truly deserve it!


Guidelines Now Available for the Zula International–NSTA Early Science Educator Award

Post Mini-Grants Here.

Please submit in the comment section below your mini-grant addressing these three areas.



Identification: Please give your Name & Name of School where you work or where you intend to use the grant money.


Specific Aim / Goal: A few sentences on the educational goal / outcome for your students and how this is made possible by equipment/supplies puchased with mini-grant.


Proposal: Brief description of how you plan to use the equipment in your classroom to reach your educational goal.


Equipment: Description of the equipment you plan to purchase.

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