Using Case Studies as a tool to Inquiry - Based Learning

Inquiry-based learning promotes engagement, curiosity, and experimentation. Rather than being ‘instructed to,’ students are empowered to explore subjects by asking questions and finding or creating solutions. It’s more a philosophy and general approach to education than a strict set of rules and guidelines.They are given a broad topic like Water Conservation, and are told find something that interests them, create a research question, or a answer and present it.

Role of a teacher is to facilitate through the process. is great for this

Case Studies are a good way start has 1000's of Case Studies which are aligned to different concepts and grades. Using Case studies students apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios, promoting higher levels of cognition. Students work on case studies, stories involving one or more characters and/or scenarios. The cases present a disciplinary problem or problems for which students devise solutions under the guidance of the Teacher.

Teacher can search concept using the search bar or grade and subject filters.

Each of the case studies has

  1. Grade, concept and subject which is it mapped to

  2. Context - Context gives a idea to teacher for localisation

  3. Lexile score - Readability score helps teachers to assess the reading skills required by the students to understand the Case

  4. Key Points - Key points helps teachers to get a quick grasp of the Case

  5. Question sets - Each case has pre made, classroom ready question sets for teacher to use in the classrooms

  6. Create Questions - Teacher can choose to create open ended questions

Once, the Case is finalised. Use it as pre class study, in the classroom or as after class study

Encourage students to research the problems, solutions and discuss among groups.

It is important for students to learn from the inquiry process itself.

Reflect on

  1. What worked and did not work?

  2. What did they find most challenging?

  3. What would they do differently next time?

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