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This is a chapter from the 2010 report, The Nature of Learning: Using Research to Inspire Practice, published by by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In this chapter, the authors summarize three often overlapping families of inquiry-based learning: "project-based", "problem-based" and "learning through design". A first key conclusion of their review of research evidence is that students learn more deeply when they can apply classroom-gathered knowledge to real-world problems; inquiry-based approaches are important ways to nurture communication, collaboration, creativity and deep thinking. Second, inquiry-based learning depends on the application of well-designed assessments, both to define the learning tasks and to evaluate what has been learned. Third, however, the success of inquiry approaches tends to be highly dependent on the knowledge and skills of those implementing them. If these approaches are poorly understood and mistaken for being unstructured, their benefits are substantially reduced compared with when they are implemented by those appreciating the need for extensive scaffolding and constant assessment to inform their direction. The online "read only" version is available at no cost from OECD. Users may purchase print or pdf versions.

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Series Name:  The Nature of Learning: Using Research to Inspire Practice
Issue 9
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
= Problem Solving
- Classroom Management
- Professional Development
Education - Basic Research
- Problem Solving
= Frameworks
- Research Design & Methodology
= Literature
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- Reference Material
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© 2010 OECD Publishing
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10.1787/9789264086487-11-en
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PBL, authentic instruction, experiential learning, situated learning
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Metadata instance created September 29, 2022 by Sam McKagan
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November 23, 2022 by Caroline Hall
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B. Barron and L. Darling-Hammond, , The Nature of Learning: Using Research to Inspire Practice, Report No. 9, 2010, WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1787/9789264086487-11-en).
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B. Barron and L. Darling-Hammond, Prospects and challenges for inquiry-based approaches to learning, The Nature of Learning: Using Research to Inspire Practice, Report No. 9, 2010, <https://doi.org/10.1787/9789264086487-11-en>.
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Barron, B., & Darling-Hammond, L. (2010). Prospects and challenges for inquiry-based approaches to learning (Report No. 9). Retrieved December 6, 2022, from https://doi.org/10.1787/9789264086487-11-en
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Barron, Brigid, and Linda Darling-Hammond. "Prospects and challenges for inquiry-based approaches to learning." In The Nature of Learning: Using Research to Inspire Practice, 199-225. 2010. https://doi.org/10.1787/9789264086487-11-en (accessed 6 December 2022).
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Barron, Brigid, and Linda Darling-Hammond. Prospects and challenges for inquiry-based approaches to learning. 2010. 6 Dec. 2022 <https://doi.org/10.1787/9789264086487-11-en>.
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