International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part C (2017)
Inquiry-based learning: Necessary for teachers and students
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. Inquiry-based learning is fundamental for the development of higher order thinking skills. According to Bloom's Taxonomy, the ability to analyze, synthesizes, and evaluates information or new understandings indicate a high level of thinking. Teachers should be encouraging divergent thinking and allowing students the freedom to ask their own questions and to learn the effective strategies for discovering the answers. The higher order thinking skills that students have the opportunity to develop during inquiry activities will assist in the critical thinking skills that they will be able to transfer to other subjects. This paper tries to highlight the importance inquiry-based learning of in modern era for teachers and students.
How to cite this article:
Sarita. Inquiry-based learning: Necessary for teachers and students. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(6): 163-164.