Inquiry-oriented learning in science: transforming practice through forging new partnerships and perspectives
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Primary Project Leader
Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC)
Transforming practice by facilitating the adoption of inquiry-oriented approaches to learning is the aim of this fellowship. This will largely be achieved through applying and adapting a framework for developing sustainable innovations in inquiry-oriented learning at subject and program levels. The fellowship also seeks to understand more deeply how inquiry-oriented activities are experienced by students, and to explore and articulate what it means to facilitate inquiry-oriented learning, especially in large enrolment classes.
Relationship building will be crucial to the success of the project. The Fellow will work with Australian universities intent on transforming the student experience of undergraduate science by adapting innovations in inquiry-oriented learning to local contexts and forge new partnerships between existing national communities of practice, for example in biology and physics. These partnerships will promote the distillation of methodologies that have value beyond discipline boundaries and draw on successful national and international examples of implementing and sustaining learning by inquiry through the participation of recognised individuals and groups based in Australia and overseas.
› Learning Activities
› Other Collaborative Strategy
- Higher Education
- Professional Development