Inquiry-based Learning at Burnside Primary School
Inquiry-based learning is a transdisciplinary whole-school approach to develop deep understanding and critical and creative thinking. Units of Inquiry are designed within year level and specialist areas, and combine Australian Curriculum subjects, general capabilities and cross-curricular priorities. A whole-school inquiry focus triggers students curiosity and actively engages them in their own learning.
Inquiry based learning develops a deeper and wider knowledge and understanding in students of the content in their topic. It creates enthusiasm, excitement and curiosity and transfers into many aspects of their learning.
Flipped Learning at Burnside Primary School
“The flipped classroom describes a reversal of traditional teaching where students gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via reading or lecture videos, and then class time is used to do the harder work of assimilating that knowledge through strategies such as problem-solving, discussion or debates”. ~Vanderbilt University, Center for Teaching
How is a Flipped Classroom different?