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OBJECTIVES

The learner should be able to:


Share research experiences and knowledge
Explain the importance of research in daily life
Describe characteristics, processes, and ethics of research
Differentiate quantitative from qualitative research
Provide examples of research in areas of interest (arts,
humanities, sports, science, business, agriculture and
fisheries, information and communication technology, and
social inquiry)

NATURE OF INQUIRY AND RESEARCH


Inquiry
Inquiry is to look to
information by asking
various questions
about the thing you
are curious about

Research
Research is to
discover truths by
investigating on your
chosen topic
scientifically

a systematic way of doing things wherein you are to begin from the simplest to the
most complex modes or patterns of thinking.

LESSON 1: NATURE OF INQUIRY


After this lesson, you should be able to:

1.Use some new terms you have learned in expressing their worldviews
freely;

2.Explain your understanding of the term inquiry;


3.Outline all the ideas you have learned about inquiry;
4.Infer about societal issues through speculative thinking;
5.Enumerate the benefits of inquiry-based learning;
6.Identify a question as simple or complex based on the kind of thinking it
elicits from you; and

7.Compose an essay to prove the extent of your understanding of inquiry.

ACTIVITY 1: MAKING WORD


MEANINGFUL
DIRECTIONS: COMPLETE THE
BUBBLE GRAPH OR CONCEPT MAP
BY WRITING WORDS ASSOCIATED
WITH THE MIDDLE WORD. BE
GUIDED BY THE CLUES IN THE
SENTENCES BELOW EACH GRAPH.

INQUIRE

CRUCIAL

GUARANTEE

ACTIVITY 2: USING NEWLY LEARNED


WORDS

Directions: use the new words in


sentences and write them in a sheet
of paper.

INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING
Meaning of inquiry

Learning is your way of obtaining

knowledge about your surroundings.


Inquiry is a learning process that
motivates you to obtain knowledge or
information about people, things, places,
or events by means of investigating or
asking questions.
Required to collect data, meaning, facts,
and information about the object of your
inquiry, and examine such data carefully.

INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING
Meaning of inquiry (continued)
Execute thinking strategies that range from lower-order
to higher-order thinking skills.
Inquiry is an active learning process.
You need to probe, investigate, or ask questions to find
answers or solutions.
Inquiry is a problem-solving technique.
Like scientist, think logically or systematically in seeking
evidence to support their conclusions.
Imagine, speculate, interpret, criticize, and create
something out of what you discovered.

INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING
Meaning of inquiry (continued)

Inquiry elevates your thinking power.


Inquisitive thinking allows you to shift from one
level of thought to another.

Solving a problem is a cooperative learning.

GOVERNING PRINCIPLES
Foundations of Inquiry

John Dewey's theory of connected experiences


for exploratory and reflective thinking;

Lev Vygotskys Zone of proximal development


(ZPD); and

Jerome Bruner's theory on learners varied world


perceptions.

GOVERNING PRINCIPLES
Inquiry, as a way of thinking of learning,
concerns itself with these elements:

Changing knowledge;
Creativity;
Subjectivity;
Socio-cultural factors;
Sensory experiences; and
Higher-order thinking

GOVERNING PRINCIPLES
Inquiry Methods

fieldwork
case study
investigation
individual group project
research work
others

BENEFITS OF INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING


1. Elevates interpretative thinking through graphic skills
2. Improves students learning abilities
3. Widens learners vocabulary
4. Facilities problem-solving acts
5. Increases social awareness and cultural knowledge
6. Encourages cooperative learning
7. Provides mastery of procedural knowledge
8. Encourages higher-order thinking strategies
9. Hastens conceptual understanding

GROUP WORK
Directions:
Form a group of 8 members. Choose any of the
following group activities

Speculations: recall the hottest issue in town. Prove


how inquisitive you are by raising top-level probing
questions about it.

Role-Playing: Four will act as police authorities

investigating a criminal case while the other four will


play the suspected law violators. Ask probing
questions.