Inquiry is an approach to teaching that includes the current understanding of the learner, what they want to learn, and multiple ways of showing what they know. As a school we are committed to a constructivist approach to education. At Fremont Elementary our students approach learning in new ways. We learn the inquiry process through exploring new questions with hands-on activities.
Some of the questions we learn to ask are:
Form: What is it like?
Function: How does it work?
Causation: Why is it the way it is?
Change: How is it changing?
Connection: How is it connected to other things?
Perspective: What are the points of view?
Responsibility: what is our responsibility?
By using these questions as a lens we can examine multiple aspects of a concept. Asking smart questions becomes more important that knowing all of the answers!