Inquiry-based learning is a term that educators and parents alike hear bandied about without a clear sense of exactly what it is, why it’s effective, how it works, and what its benefits are. For now, let’s define inquiry-based learning simply as an open-ended approach to learning guided by students through questions, research, and/or curiosity.
Sketch-noter Sylvia Duckworth took Trevor MacKenzie’s ideas on the benefits on inquiry-based learning and put together the image above. We’ve linked to a few of our resources on some of the highlights below for extended learning and reflection. What benefits of inquiry-based learning do you see in your classroom? Let us know in the comments section below.
10 Benefits of Inquiry-Based Learning
1. Nurture student passions and talents
(See 25 Ways to Promote Passion-Based Learning In Your Classroom)