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Exploring the Primary Years Programme
Written by Mary Kay Howard, TJ Coordinator   

What is inquiry-based instruction and how is it related to the Primary Years Programme?

Inquiry-based instruction is a teaching technique that challenges students to observe, think, and question. This instructional approach advocates the development of a carefully structured classroom environment where students are taught how to pose their own thoughtful and significant questions about content they are working on. These questions are then used to generate learning within the school’s curriculum. This teacher-guided and student-centered approach is based on research that directly links student learning to the quality and quantity of student involvement in the educational program.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:15

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