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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B53/S22.085

INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING AS A NEW WAY OF TEACHING GEOGRAPHY IN SLOVAK SCHOOLS

E. Michaeli, A. Madzikova, V. Solar
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-19-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 3, 641-646 pp

ABSTRACT
The paper is focused on inquiry based learning (IBL) in Geography. Inquiry based
learning is a way of teaching focused on a student and his involvement in the problemsolving process. Problem oriented teaching requires the use of cross-curricular relations and curricular integration. The paper refers to a specific IBL project, the topic of which is landslides, their causes and consequences. The project structure is based on the methodology used in the project COMPASS (2009 - 2011) and PRIMAS (2010-2013). Teaching unit integrates information from both Geography and Mathematics and students develop their competences using the field research methods and information and communications technologies. Teaching is planned partly as a field research and partly in a conventional teaching environment - in the classroom.

Keywords: IBL, landslides, cross-curricular relations, field research