“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended upon it,
I would use the first 55 minutes determining the proper questions to ask”
In earlier days, we had a traditional classrooms, in which teachers used to teach and students used to listen. There was hardly any checking about the conceptual understanding. Next with evolution in education system many ways emerged and after studying various ways, most practically and best education model is the inquiry based education model. Right from lower grades to higher grades, the important part of learning is to first frame questions and then find out the answers of those questions. Even research suggests to frame questions first. The historical apple theory of Sir Newton is the evidence of this learning model, it was the question “why apple fell down” lead to the laws and discovery. The questions make us to think and find out answers in the process invention results.
Gone are the days when giving right answers was genius today, asking right questions is real genius. It suggests that the student is actually thinking and learning conceptually. Initiating such a thought process is the real goal of education system. Knowing the output now here are some of the ways in which schools are motivating kids to raise questions and learn
To know what to think is the first phase, for that purpose various experiments are conducted and facts are been demonstrated the students get involve in experiments and then ask the queries about certain results in those experiments.
Once studied the lessons, the vital part is to observe the real world and correlate learning with the actual world. The observation is a skill which has to be developed consistently. For asking questions students have to first observe the facts and then with their understanding they ask questions.
Nothing is more involving than projects. Even if students do not learn from experiments, projects will make them involved easily. Today most of the International schools assign various projects to students based upon their likes. Well, choosing a topic from variety of topics also help them to understand their own passion. While completing their own interest project they get into real learning.
- Sharing and mentoring:
Lastly, it is a process which needs mentoring at every phase. After projects assigned to questions framing and then answering questions which eventually leads to learning is an activity which is totally guided by teachers for best results.