A Learning Process for Enquiry Based
|Source: Adapted from Gough, N. (1992) Blueprints for Greening
League, Prahan, p.90.
- Learning originates in a challenge
After becoming aware of demands, constraints, pressure, and/or needs,
students reach a state of puzzlement, tension, discord and expectation.
At this point students may feel challenged to enquire.
- Preparation for the task
The problem is defined or redefined. Students gather resources and work
out what they need to know and do. They consider the problem, imagine,
try to predict, work out what they already know and/or assess their
ability to succeed.
They may then need to extend their previous knowledge; so they 'have
a go'. They question, select, rehearse, talk over, narrow the field,
sort, discard, shape hypothesis, and so on.
- Trying out our solution
Eventually students settle on a possible solution and try it out. This
is where they may make errors and/or have success, and decide to modify,
consolidate and reassess their plans.
Then students need to consider how they achieved what they set out to
do. They reflect, confirm, see where to improve, plan new things, celebrate