Inquiry Components

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In PLATON we are looking at the practices that make a lesson inquiry-based and introduce them to you as a set of small adaptations you can choose to adopt in your own pace.  You can access the entire set of Inquiry Components in the form of flip cards, or choose to see the content of each one separately using the buttons below. Finally, we have prepared a full course for you with individual small tutorials for each of these components, available in the link below. These tutorials are designed as stand-alone tutorials and you are not necessarily meant to do them all together. You can start with anyone you like and move to the next one whenever you want. 

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Inquiry Components

Setting the scene  

Refreshing prior knowledge  

Wondering about how something works  

Thinking about how to test a hypothesis  

Doing research and collecting data  

Interpreting data and drawing conclusions  

Comparing conclusions to hypothesis and existing theory  

Reviewing and reflecting on what has been done  

Discussing and connecting with everyday life  




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.


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