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ERIC Number: ED445947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
The Learner and Inquiry.
Otieno, Tabitha N.
An inquiry approach to learning is a process whereby students explore, investigate, search for information, discover and seek solutions without much guidance from the teacher in an open classroom environment. Inquiry teaching is not the only method that can be used in the classroom. Unlike other instructional methods, inquiry does involve students more actively inside and outside the classroom. Learning is viewed as an active endeavor which involves the teacher as facilitator, the learner as capable and self motivated. This paper aims to discuss the process of inquiry: (1) its philosophical and psychological basis; (2) its goals and assumptions; and (3) the nature of learning, learners, and teachers. The paper examines briefly the importance of evaluation in the inquiry method and lists its strengths and weaknesses in classroom instruction. (Contains 19 references.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A