What does it mean for schools?

The process of reaching new understandings of the world depends on relationships between students and teachers that are based on sharing, trust and reciprocity. This is what we call a 'democratic classroom'.

In an enquiry-based classroom students are involved in the decisions about curriculum content - what to research and how to proceed at each stage of an enquiry.

This change is from a 'transmission' pedagogy to an 'enquiry' pedagogy, or 'co-constructive' pedagogy. The features of this include: