Inquiry Based Learning Enhancing Assessment

Assessment in inquiry based learning evaluates deeper learning and understanding by asking students to explore and create based on their understandings.

Check out Bloom’s Taxonomy Chart for an interactive image.

Inquiry based learning cultivates higher order thinking skills, encouraging students to create, evaluate and analyse rather than remember, understand and apply. This renders traditional information recall assessments mute and allows higher order assessments like creating and evaluating. These test understanding more thoroughly and enhance student learning. 

Ergo to truly engage the understanding of students and provide authentic learning experience assessment should involve higher order thinking skills which are cultivated in inquiry based learning. The benefit of this type of assessment and the inquiry based philosophy is that they focus on skills that are transferable to life and the workforce.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s