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Student-led inquiry-based learning
Weerasinghe, Thushani A. · Ramberg, Robert · Hewagamage, Kamalanath P.

Published2014
JournalInternational Journal of Education and Information Technologies
Volume 8, Pages 265-275
CountrySri Lanka, Asia

ABSTRACT
Inquiry-based learning and peer-teaching are two teaching and learning approaches best applicable in higher educational contexts. Considering benefits of each approach in learning, a study was conducted to determine how to design peer-teaching activities to promote inquiry-based learning. Data were collected from a group of instructional designers, a sample group of students in an online learning environment prepared for a distance learning programme and from the learning management system of the online learning environment. The findings of the study were used to improve sets of design principles that were followed to design the peer-teaching activity. In addition, sets of design guidelines were also prepared for easy application of the design principles.

Keywords inquiry-based learning · peer-teaching · community of inquiry · online learning

CoI focusTeaching presence
MethodologyQualitative
PopulationUndergraduate
Study designInterview
Data analysisMixed Method
ContributionPractical
Sample size16
Study aim"... to further investigate what course components and their design features can stimulate inquiry-based learning and what instructions can support students to engage in a peer-teaching activity in order to promote inquiry-based learning in the same virtual learning environment..."
Finding"... instructional design principles and guidelines to design a learning activity blending the two approaches [peer-teaching and inquiry-based learning] and assigning teaching role to learners."
LanguageEnglish
ISSN2074-1316
RefereedYes
RightsCC BY
URLhttps://www.naun.org/main/NAUN/educationinformation/2014/a382008-137.pdf
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