What does it mean for teachers?
Enquiry-based teaching supports teachers to be...
- open to students’ ideas about the processes and directions of their learning
- keen to learn about how ideas and knowledge are produced in subjects other than their own
- able to research topics and make connections between ideas
- interested in students’ lives and cultures
- able to challenge students to critique, expand and build upon the knowledge they have from their own experiences and ideas.
“In my English classroom I might say something and they’ll scribble it down. Whereas in an Enquiring Minds classroom, I might say something and they will challenge it, and they will question it.”Teacher
“I think it is exciting. I think it has all sorts of potential. You can link it in to different things that are current.”Teacher
“Having a class where you can totally concentrate on a process rather than a result has really changed the way I’ve taught other classes as well. It’s improved things like group activity. I think a lot more closely about what the point of something actually is.”Teacher