Inquiry-based learning is a form of active learning that starts by posing questions, problems, or scenarios
Inquiry-based learning includes problem-based learning and is generally used in small-scale investigations, research, and projects.
Inquiry based learning helps develop thinking and research skills as well as deepening problem-solving skills.
Inquiry learning involves developing questions, making observations, doing research to find out what information is already recorded, developing methods for experiments, developing instruments for data collection, collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data, outlining possible explanations, and creating predictions for future study
There are different levels of inquiry based learning such as structured, guided, and open inquiry.
Characteristics of Inquiry based learning:
Creating questions of their own
Obtaining supporting evidence to answer the question
Explaining the evidence collected
Connecting the explanation to the knowledge obtained from the investigative process
Creating an argument and justification for the explanation