Inquiry Method in the Teaching and Learning Process

  • Ganesan Shanmugavelu Senior Lecturer of History, Institute of Teacher Education (Ipoh Campus), Malaysia
  • Balakrishnan Parasuraman Professor of Industrial Relation and Human Resources, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Khairi Ariffin Associate Professor of History, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia
  • Baskaran Kannan Senior Lecturer of Education, Institute of Teacher Education Ipoh Campus, Malaysia
  • Manimaran Vadivelu Senior Lecturer of Science Education, Institute of Teacher Education (Ipoh Campus), Malaysia
Keywords: Inquiry, Method, Teacher, Teaching, Learning

Abstract

The aim of this study is to discuss the use of the inquiry method in the teaching and learning process. The inquiry method is a student-centered learning approach with the concept of students who are actively involved in the teaching and learning activity under the monitoring and supervision of teachers. This study describes how to implement the inquiry method in the classroom. Five aspects such as planning behavioral objectives, designing teaching materials, designing questioning strategies, designing teaching and learning strategies, and evaluating are emphasized in the designing of the inquiry method in the teaching and learning process. Teaching and Learning based on the inquiry method is an approach that helps students build their knowledge and understanding through research and exploration activities based on existing knowledge. The inquiry method requires higher-order thinking skills and critical thinking to make conclusions. Besides that, teachers play a vital role in the success of the inquiry method for the realization of educational reforms.

Published
2020-06-01
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How to Cite
Shanmugavelu, G., Parasuraman, B., Ariffin, K., Kannan, B., & Vadivelu, M. (2020). Inquiry Method in the Teaching and Learning Process. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 8(3), 6-9. https://doi.org/10.34293/education.v8i3.2396
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