Inquiry-Based Learning for Multidisciplinary Programs

Inquiry-Based Learning for Multidisciplinary Programs

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Inquiry-based learning (IBL) is a learner-centered, active learning environment where learning is cultivated by a process of inquiry owned by the learner. It has roots in a constructivist educational philosophy and is oriented around three components: 1) exploration and discovery (e.g. problem-based learning, open meaning-making), 2) authentic investigations using contextualized learning (e.g. field and case studies), and 3) research-based approach (e.g. research-based learning, project-based learning). IBL begins with an authentic and contextualized problem scenario where learners identify their own issues and questions and the teacher serves as guide in the learning process. It encourages self-regulated learning because the responsibility is on learners to determine issues and research questions and the resources they need to address them. This way learning occurs across all learning domains. This volume covers the issues and concepts of how IBL can be applied to multidisciplinary programs. It serves as a conceptual and practical resource and guide for educators, offering practical examples of IBL in action and diverse strategies on how to implement it in different contexts.Most bachelor students continue their studies in double- or single-major two-year master programs. Finally, graduates with a mastera#39;s degree may apply for admission into a three-year PhD program at one of the universitya#39;s doctoralanbsp;...

Title:Inquiry-Based Learning for Multidisciplinary Programs
Author:Patrick Blessinger, John M. Carfora
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing - 2015-05-28


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