Although Inquiry is an extremely valuable methodology and it is becoming a common practice, teachers often find it rather difficult, complicated or even too abstract to be able to implement it! They feel too much out of their comfort zones.
Targeting this difficulty, PLATON team created a new approach to teaching through Inquiry that will lead you gradually and smoothly into the awesome world of teaching through Inquiry, without even noticing you are going out of your comfort zone.
If you think about it, Inquiry is basically the sum of very simple steps:
So, we invite you to:
Choose ONE component, regardless of the order, and introduce it to your teaching style
Get acquainted and comfortable with that component
Be an expert in that component
Choose anothercomponent and repeat the process
9 STEPS along the road ...
Congratulations, you are an Inquiry expert and your students' are very lucky to learn with you!
PLATON is a two-year European project launched on September 2016. It aspires to provide teachers and school communities with a coherent teachers’ training framework which will update their current teaching practices. More particularly, PLATON aims to offer an open and innovative training framework to teachers of primary and secondary education which will focus on:
Promoting student-centred teaching approaches;
Promoting a holistic interdisciplinary approach;
Support the use of online educational tools;
Support the meaningful collaboration between teachers of the same school.