Inquiry-oriented learning allows students to acquire or develop knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes through the exploration of questions, scenarios, issues and problems for which there may be no definite solution (Lee, 2004).
In 2013, Chris Thompson, Gerry Rayner and Theo Hughes from Monash University were awarded an OLT Extension Grant to build on the momentum of the Fellowship.
Work done as part of the Extension Grant delivered:
- a series of hands-on workshops across Victoria and Tasmania;
- an IOL Forum, including presentations from both secondary and tertiary science educators;
- Good Practice Booklet: Taking inquiry-oriented learning to the teaching coalface.
Info on Extension Grants can be found at: http://www.olt.gov.au/grants-and-projects/extension-grants