General Description

Learn to design teaching/learning programs that engage and empower students through inquiry-based learning.

Presented is programming through the 5Es inquiry based pedagogy developed by Roger Bybee. It is fundamentally based on the developmental constructivist ideas of Piaget and Vygotsky, but has direct antecedents in the work of Australians Peter Fensham, Roger Osbourne and Dick Gunstone, and in the UK the work of Rosalind Driver.

A striking aspect of the model is the integration of assessment in all its forms as a driver of learning.


The development of teaching/learning programs that embed a inquiry-based learning pedagogy

Teaching Standards

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking,

6.3.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Engage with colleagues and improve practice:  Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice


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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Investigations in the New Syllabuses

  • 2

    Module 2: Questioning and Predicting

    • What constitutes an hypothesis?

    • Variables table

    • Hypothesis and prediction

    • Pendulum simulation

  • 3

    Module 3: Conducting Investigations

    • Conducting Investigations - Syllabus

    • Secondary-sourced investigations

  • 4

    Module 4: Processing and Analysing Data and Information

    • Processing and analysing data and information - Syllabus

    • Data Analysis and Stage 5 Mathematics

    • Reliability

  • 5

    Module 5: Problem Solving

    • Problem Solving.pdf

  • 6

    Module 6: Communication

    • Communicating

    • Field, Tenor and Mode

  • 7

    Module 7: A Model Program for Inquiry

    • Constructivism - why we teach as we do

    • Programming for Inquiry Learning

    • Sample programs

  • 8

    Module 8: Program Development

    • Program Development

    • Reflection

  • 9

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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