About the project
Teaching through inquiry is focused on using and learning contents as a means of development, information - processing skills and problem solving.
With this project we want to process various teaching topics to point out the differences between traditional teaching and learning method through the investigation. We also want to point out the importance of the students understanding what they are learning, not just learn to repeat any content or information, and that this way of learning has a deeper meaning that is reflected in motivation that arising from pleasure something to learn and understand, which distinguishes it from a superficial learning in which motivation is based on the satisfaction that is accomplished by getting a prize. The method of learning through inquiry do not put in the first place quantity of information stored directly, but rather focus on the ideas or concepts that lead to an understanding that is becoming deeper and deeper with the age of the student.
Students engage by addressing issues that they identify as their own even when they are placed from the teacher. They do not know the answer to the question they explore, but know enough about a subject that is included in the issue. They set based on assumptions ideas that have arisen about the topic.
They also participate in the planning of research which aims to test their predictions. They themselves realize research and the teacher is there to monitor, mentor. They use sources and methods for collecting data relevant to check their predictions. Students discuss what they found regarding their initial expectations and predictions. They draw conclusions and try to take time to explain what they have found, comparing their findings and conclusions with what they found and what others have concluded, lead notes and other records during their work, discuss with their peers on the methods and the results of their research.
Also all the time students have intercultural cooperation.
The project started in December 2015 when the partners should agree on what each participant which topic he wants to do and when you are expected set of material (realization themes). Each partner has at least one topic to handle.
It is anticipated that after the treatment of each topic, project partner (teacher and students) play schools partners are tackled by the conference time (online roundtable, using Skype or Google Hangout tools). Other participants follow, discuss, make suggestions, praise, criticize.
In the end, it is envisaged that the project participants (teachers and students) choose the best either topic. Also, students are expected to do so online poll that will explain what they liked and what is not, what difficulties they had during the realization of the topics that were chosen and whether the lnquirer method better than the traditional ways of learning. All project activities will be presented on a specially designed launch site.
1. Students learn new concepts and at the same time, learn how to learn.
- Subjects: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, History, Informatics / ICT, Language and Literature, Mathematics / Geometry, Natural Sciences, Physics, Technology
- Languages: BS - SR - EN - HR
- Pupil's age: 15 - 18
- Tools to be used: Audio conference, Chat, e-mail, Forum, MP3, Other software (Powerpoint, video, pictures and drawings), Project Diary, Twinspace, Video conference, Virtual learning environment (communities, virtual classes, ...), Web publishing