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Illustrating student-led inquiry

Posted on: August 14, 2018

At first I was not convinced that the video in the tweet illustrated student-led inquiry over teacher-delivered curriculum. After all, the ideas and skills in the video could just as easily have been taught and trained by drill and practice.

That said, each example did illustrate better ways to do things, and as a result, to learn as well.

For example, most people peel bananas from where they are bunched. But if people observe other primates eating them, opening them at the other end makes more sense.

All the examples also illustrate how what we do are learnt behaviours. We do what we are told instead of trying to figure out how to do things or do them better.

Ah, perhaps the video does illustrate student-led inquiry after all.

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