Final Report

Inquiry-oriented learning (IOL) stimulates creativity and fosters innovation within students. Through IOL activities, students: engage with scientific questions that have no predetermined answer; develop and implement approaches to address those questions; refine their approaches in order to enhance the quality of their data; gather evidence, and; communicate explanations and conclusions based on that evidence.

Here is the final report of an Office for Learning and Teaching funded National Fellowship ‘Inquiry-oriented learning in science: Transforming practice through forging new partnerships and perspectives’ awarded to Les Kirkup in 2011. The fellowship explored IOL and supported student-centred innovations aimed at mainstreaming IOL in Australian universities.

finalreport_icon IOL in Science – Final Report 2013

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evaluation_iconIOL in Science – Final Evaluation

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