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The Feasibility of Inquiry-Based Learning – An Irish Perspective. Exploring the Role and Motivation of Inquiry-Based Learning in Social Studies – An Irish Higher Education Experience

Inquiry-Based Learning for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators

ISBN: 978-1-78441-237-1, eISBN: 978-1-78441-236-4

ISSN: 2055-3641

Publication date: 5 December 2014

Abstract

The core themes include the following:

  1. How educators in the social sciences conceptualise, design and facilitate IBL?

  2. The location and commencement of the development of an IBL ‘mind-set’.

  3. Informal theories of change in the social sciences, and a discussion on disciplinary patterns and the discernation of differences.

  4. What have educators learned about designing and facilitating IBL? The challenges of designing and facilitating IBL, in the social sciences.

  5. Plans for further developing IBL practice in an international context.

Citation

Prendergast, A. (2014), "The Feasibility of Inquiry-Based Learning – An Irish Perspective. Exploring the Role and Motivation of Inquiry-Based Learning in Social Studies – An Irish Higher Education Experience", Inquiry-Based Learning for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators (Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Vol. 2), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 429-447. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2055-364120140000002026

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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