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  • By Seema Narang
  • July 08, 2014

IBL pedagogy in Science modules

Tell me, I forget, show me, I remember, involve me, I understand. - Carl Orff

The last part of this quote forms the essence of IBL or Inquiry-based learning. Inquiry is seeking information by questioning. Since birth, we learn most of the things by inquiring. You must have seen babies using their senses of seeing, hearing, touch, taste, and smell to inquire - observe faces and voices, grasp objects, put things in mouth, etc. So, if we use the same inquiry approach in learning complex concepts, it would make the learning process interesting and stimulating for the learners.

This can be implemented by following a three-stage approach - Prediction, Observation, and Explanation - in experiments for complex concepts.

The situation/ problem is followed by an experiment that uses Prediction, Observation, and Explanation. In the Prediction stage, the learners predict by selecting a response from the given options.

In the next stage, they select a response based on observation. This is followed by a feedback and the explanation. They also get an option to check their prediction against the observation.

How it works for you?

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