So, whats the big deal about inquiry and project based learning??

18 Feb

The need for having a strong inquiry and project-based learning question within your unit plan is to give your students an opportunity to answer a question without giving an one word response. A well structured unit question is one where students will not be able to give a one worded answer and needs to ask inquire questions in order to discover what they believe the answer should be. Incorporating Project-based learning will follow the same format; the student researching either on the internet, library, asking questions to experts in that field. This is important for the student because they are having to get out of the textbook and try to solve the question by using more than one source.

My essential question is “Does Texas have reason to fear a natural disaster?  Which ones or Why not?” and the way that I will incorporate IBL and PBL is through my unit plan that I have link in this post.


5 Responses to “So, whats the big deal about inquiry and project based learning??”

  1. Joey Talley February 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    I really like the layout of this page. It is very visually appealing and easy to navigate. I also like the way you worded the title of your peer blogroll. One thing I noticed while looking around is you tagged your post. I completely forgot about tags even though the video we watched in class talked about them. I will be adding that to my blog soon.

  2. Monique February 28, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    Wow! Now this is a blog!! Kudos!

    I certainly agree with inquiry based and project based learning. This gives the students the opportunity to explore different ways to process the information they are learning. Applying the information to real life situations makes the information more meaningful. Looking forward to your future posts!

    -Monique M.

  3. Alex May 7, 2013 at 1:51 am #

    I really love your essential question! There is a lot to build on from there and I can see how this could work as a unit. So much could be expanded from here that it would be interesting to see how an actual class would use it to learn.

    I saw that Joseph mentioned your tags and I wish I would have seen them sooner! I can’t imagine how many more people see your blog with these!


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