Harare 2012: What is IBL?
'Having Brainstormed and shared our ideas and research using Wallwisher, it's then time to try some activities!'
We could start with a few definitions, a nice image, a history of the concept of "inquiry/discovery/problem based" learning in education but . . . there are a lot of educators in this room who I'm sure have a pretty good idea of what it is already, who may have a mobile phone with internet access in their hand and who may be thinking right now of a few of their favourite lessons that probably demonstrate the concept better than words can . . . so in groups we're going to brainstorm and research for 5-10mins what we think it is and then add our contributions: videos, articles, weblinks here
We're looking for:
- Examples of lessons you have taught that demonstrate this method and what about the lesson exemplified its inquiry based nature.
- Good video examples of such lessons or summaries etc. that may be relevant.
- History of Inquiry/Discover/Problem Based Learning
- Anything you'd like to share . .
- Evidence for or against its effectiveness - controversial . . ?
By the end of this we'll have a fairly thorough and multi-faceted description of what it is and we'll all have learnt something from each other . . .
The following is a series of brief mathematical activities that use an Inquiry Based Learning Approach.
No Computers Required
2. Prism People
5. Human Locii
7. In a Spin
8. Wall Street Crash Simulation Game (History)
11. Motion Maths, Timestables, Tangrams etc. iPhone and iPad
12. Imperial Airways (Geography: Google Earth Required!)
13. Garage Band - produce your own tracks: iPhone and iPad
14. Medieval Church: Board Games (History - thanks to Russel Tarr)