Learning Based On Inquiry A Modern Challenge For Teachers

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Course description

The course is structured into training modules and each module focuses on a particular aspect of Inquiry-based learning in educational institutions: what Inquiry-based learning is; when and how to use it with students of all ages and in every subject field; steps in developing projects based on Inquiry-based learning; advantages and consequences of using this method in classroom; how to form groups and guide students’ teams to work together in complex projects; how to encourage students to ask questions, to investigate and to find answers. Each module provides knowledge, methodology, insights, skills and practical approaches to better explain what Inquiry-based learning is and how it can be applied in the classroom. The course offers guidance on how to use Inquiry-based learning due to a wide range of practical activities and challenging workshops.


Methodological approach involves:

Ice-breaking sessions
Self-motivation sessions
Team building sessions
Planning and structuring
Decision-making sessions
Goal-setting sessions
Inquiry-based activities
Problem-solving activities
Individual reflection
Group discussions
Practical activities

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Explain what Inquiry-based learning is
Understand the difference between Inquiry-based learning and traditional approach
Identify possible projects to develop in their subject field with students back home using Inquiry-based learning
Describe steps in developing Inquiry-based learning projects
Apply the knowledge in future projects with their own students
Explain how a project can be implemented in their own institution and the difficulties they might encounter during the process
Achieve self-confidence, motivation, and determination to apply Inquiry-based learning in their teaching
Predict difficulties they might encounter while implementing projects based on Inquiry-based learning due to the attitude of those involved or due to the lack of necessary logistics
Develop abilities in implementing Inquiry-based learning through workshops based on teamwork and collaborative work
Exercise practical approaches on how to educate students to work in groups effectively beyond conflicts and lack of interest
Guide their colleagues and students on how to use Inquiry-based learning as a teaching technique due to a wide range of practical activities and challenging workshops throughout the course
Create internal strategies in order to make Inquiry-based learning operational in their careers
Improve teaching and communication skills
Create a plan for implementing Inquiry-based learning with the students back home
Exchange solutions to common challenges and examples of good practice with the other participants

Introduction to Inquiry-based learning
Inquiry-based learning vs. traditional approach
How to implement Inquiry-based learning in the classroom to all subject fields
Planning Inquiry-based learning in 10 steps
8 main elements of Inquiry-based learning
Advantages and disadvantages of Inquiry-based learning
Teaching strategies for Inquiry-based learning
Practical approach of Inquiry-based learning
Role of praising in enhancing motivation
Strategies to enhance students motivation through Inquiry-based learning
Phases of practical implementation of Inquiry-based learning
Inquiry-based learning and young learners
The importance of questioning in Inquiry-based learning and in developing students’ personality
Principles of teaching and learning for shaping students’ character
How to apply Inquiry-based learning with students in certain situations
Learning Outcomes

Increased confidence in teaching and using Inquiry-based learning approach in the classroom
Encourage students to question as a tool of learning, to build more collaborative work relationships and to be good examples for their peers.
Use of teaching skills in forming groups, boosting team dynamics and increasing effective teamwork management during Inquiry-based learning projects
Mastery of teaching skills based on Inquiry-based learning in the classroom
Reinforcement of Inquiry-based learning as a method and technique to increase students’ self-confidence, motivation, and interest in their own education
Acquisition of Inquiry-based learning skills, practical language, new transferable teaching techniques, soft skills, emotional intelligence to be used in the classroom
Improved ability to deal with conflict situations and to solve problems that may arise in students’ teams while developing Inquiry-based learning projects
Development of Inquiry-based learning with students as a technique for innovative problem-solving and for increasing students’ motivation to study and become actively involved in their groups
Encourage students to practice collaborative work and find responses to problems which are global in nature and which foster interests in the outside world
Develop the ability to deal with complex projects based on Inquiry-based learning which can last a long period of time
Interaction with teachers from various European countries
Development of language and communication skills
Increased capacity to cooperate on an international level with representatives from different educational systems
Exchange of practical ideas and examples of good practice with the participants for applying them in classroom
Enhanced linguistic and intercultural awareness, tolerance, flexibility, open-mindedness and availability to work in international teams
Increased level of internationalization of their own institutions back home
Broader understanding of practices, policies, and systems of education after analyzing similarities and differences of realities they come from
Encouragement to share best practices, ideas, and materials among colleagues within the EU
Improved abilities to use innovative and student-centered pedagogical approaches and to develop appropriate teaching and assessment methods, based on learning outcomes

Participants will be given handouts during workshops and activities and self-evaluation materials will be provided as well. At the end of the course, they will receive a questionnaire to offer their feedback regarding the effectiveness of the training event and also soft copies of all PPT materials which will have been presented at the course in order to be shown to their colleagues in their own institutions to generate interest in the new approach of Inquiry-based learning. There will be a group formed on a social network that will act as a platform allowing participants and trainers to keep in touch after the end of the course and to exchange impressions and opinions on how they apply Inquiry-based learning in their work.

Course organiser
ROME, Italy

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10.05.2021 > 19.05.2021 (ID: 119528, Confirmed))
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