According to Barrow (2006)
“Aspects of inquiry teaching include strategy to assess students’ prior knowledge and ways to utilize this information in their teaching; effective questioning strategies, including open-ended questions; long-term investigations, rather than single-period verification-type investigations, and so forth.”(p. 271).
There are four professional questions for this issue. These questions aim to provide teachers with opportunities to think about inquiry learning on a more abstract level.
The professional questions are:
- What would you expect to see in an IBL classroom?
- Does IBL work?
- What are the challenges to using IBL?
- How do we support IBL?
Barrow, L. H. (2006). A brief history of inquiry: From Dewey to standards. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 17(3), 265-278.