“Asking questions, formulating problems and challenges.
It is a rare school or program that enables students to examine and develop profound questions, solve complex problems on a regular basis, or work from/develop challenges that are worthy of critical study. Imagine studying the American Revolution by enabling students to brainstorm questions and choose (with the teacher’s input) to examine some profound and critical questions, such as “Why revolution, not evolution”? “Did they really have to revolt?” or “Is war ever justified?”.
via Teaching the Right Skills For a New Age: Inquiry Based Instruction | Spaces for Innovation | Scoop.it.