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On the Nature of Teaching: Inquiry Based Learning

Posted By shannonwalz
July 24, 2015

Last month we focused on “place-based learning”. For the month of July, we examine how inquiry-based learning – asking questions and seeking answers – engages learners. Inquiry based learning uses science process skills to help students foster curiosity and empower students to direct their own learning. At Wolf Ridge, inquiry based learning is used to facilitate students exploration and understanding of the natural world.

How does inquiry based learning not only increase learning effectiveness, but also increase the civic engagement of students? Naturalist, Shannon Walz, explores these questions and discusses the importance of “Inquiry Based Learning” on WTIP’s “On the Nature of Teaching” feature. Listen, then please share your thoughts, comments, experiences, and questions here.

Wolf Ridge partners with the North Shore Radio in Grand Marais (WTIP) in this monthly feature. This radio broadcast was the 8th of a 9 part series on how people learn. “On the Nature of Learning” focuses on how experiences like Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center support authentic learning for our students.