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IBL aims to develop and foster inquiring minds and attitudes that are vital for students being able to face and manage uncertain futures. Fundamentally, IBL is based on students adopting an active, questioning approach.


In a classroom where inquiry-based learning occurs, students take an active role; they pose questions, explore situations, solve problems, find their path to solution and communicate their results. Inquiry-based learning can have many faces, dependent on context, target group and learning aims.

However, inquiry-based learning approaches all have the shared characteristics of aiming to promote curiosity, engagement and in-depth learning in students.

Both, inquiry-based science teaching and the connection to the world of work will make Mathematics and Science more meaningful to students. When doing inquiry students work like scientists and acquire competencies they need in their future private life as active citizens and in their future professional life.

Different steps in IBL

  • Exploring situations
  • Planning Investigations
  • Experimenting systematically
  • Interpreting and evaluating
  • Communicating results

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