Inquiry – Research led learning is an active form of learning.
Class begins by the HRF posing questions, problems or scenarios rather than presenting facts and their own knowledge about the subject. Students will identify, debate and research to develop knowledge and solutions. It is a guided learning approach and this form of instruction is very closely related to the development and practice of critical thinking and problem solving skills.
The pedagogy at BIS follows this very form of learning and teaching. But Inquiry is not just about solving problems. Inquiry focuses on developing intellectual, thinking skills and character and at the same time not every lesson is considered to be an inquiry. Inquiry- research is considered to be a teaching strategy that fosters higher order thinking in students, and it is one of the several methods used at BIS.
Not every student learns the same pace from an inquiry research lesson; Inquiry-research requires a lot of time, effort, and expertise. However, the benefits outweigh the efforts when authentic learning takes place and students learn to lead their own learning.