A new teaching style called inquiry based instruction focuses on student inquiry and project-based learning. It encourages students to develop creative and practical problem-solving, experts said.
Kip Hodges [right, credit ASU], founding director of Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE), was honored in a recent issue of Science magazine for his work in developing a new teaching style called inquiry based instruction that focuses on student inquiry and project-based learning.
SESE says Hodges was chosen as one of 15 recipients of the Science Prize for Inquiry Based Instruction by the editors of Science magazine. He describes his work in an essay published in the Nov. 30 issue of Science, entitled, "Solving Complex Problems." "Instead of giving students information in a classroom, the idea behind inquiry based instruction is to create an environment where students have to find things out for themselves," Kip said.
[taken in part from the announcement by ASU SESE]