Designing inquiry-based learning activities
This interactive workshop aims to explore practical ways of incorporating inquiry based learning (IBL) into a course and discusses the issues staff and students face in this mode of learning. It acts as an excellent action planning follow up to the ‘Engaging students in research and inquiry’ workshop. Participants will leave this workshop with practical ways in which they can incorporate inquiry learning in to their course regardless of discipline or class size.
“Mick Healey’s inspirational sessions have allowed us to rethink our understanding to Enquiry Based Learning and concepts such as active learning, building on our existing ideas with extremely valuable supporting case studies and a wealth of supporting material. Mick’s first whole day input to Initial Teacher Education at York St John was so well received, in fact, that he was requested back as soon as was practically possible and we would be delighted to have him work with our staff again.” Mike Hickman, 7 September 2012
The best things about this workshop were:
“Very good group work and discussion”
“An excellent review of some alternative teaching methods”
“Got some really good ideas, especially for large classes”
“The examples were excellent and great for ideas and starting points!
“Excellent balance of practical examples and thinking behind IBL”
“It was a great workshop especially making all the phases of IBL explicit”