Inquiry Based Learning – An approach for the pedagogy of Curriculum for Wales 2022

Learning can be shallow or deep. It can skim the surface of many things or it can engage deeply with a few key ideas. Inquiry based approaches aim to encourage deep learning.
  • Booking Code: IBL
  • Course Providers: Glenda Dudley , Wendy Thomas
  • Course Dates: Please contact us for dates.
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  • Duration: 2 Days
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2 day INSET

‘Inquiry… requires more than simply answering questions or getting a right answer.  It espouses investigation, exploration, search, quest, research, pursuit, and study. It is enhanced by with a community of learners, each learning from the other in social interaction.’

Kuklau, Maniotes and Caspari

Learning can be shallow or deep. It can skim the surface of many things or it can engage deeply with a few key ideas. Inquiry based approaches aim to encourage deep learning – where learners are absorbed and fascinated; learning which is active and involved; and learning where connections which develop significant understandings are the priority.  Inquiry underpins the pedagogy of Curriculum for Wales, 2022.

Join us for a 2 day introduction to Inquiry Based Learning which combines the researched based theory with classroom level practice.  It will change the way you think about, and plan for, learning.

Over the course of the two days, course participants will: 

  • compare and contrast features associated with traditional practices those linked to the pedagogy underpinning Inquiry Based Learning (IBL);
  • explore an effective structure for leading an inquiry with learners and the practical considerations for success;
  • make links between the conceptual nature of IBL and ‘What Matters’ in Curriculum for Wales, 2022;
  • identify the learning assets and thinking routines associated with different stages of an Inquiry;
  • develop authentic contexts for learning so that learners actively construct ways to demonstrate their learning and develop enduring understandings.

Target Audience: Primary Teachers and School Leaders (The same participant must be able to attend both days.)

Course providers
Glenda Dudley
Glenda Dudley has worked in education for more than twenty years, both in the UK and in international contexts in Europe and the Middle East. During her career, Glenda has held posts as a teacher, a Headteacher and was the inaugural Head of Centre of Wales’ largest children’s centre; the Ely and Caerau Children’s Centre.
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Wendy Thomas
Wendy has extensive experience as a teacher, school leader, advisor and inspector. She has worked both in the UK and overseas and prides herself on offering workable, practical solutions to schools facing challenges.
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