Pedagogic Scenarios

Besides the basic pedagogic scenario (based on the Inquiry Learning Cycle), there are five other  scenarios, which can be considered as variations of the Inquiry Learning Cycle. These are: Find the Mistake, Learning by Critiquing, Structured Controversy, Six Thinking Hats and Jigsaw Approach.

Go-Lab Pedagogic Scenarios in Go-Lab Repository

Each of these scenarios represents a didactical structure of an Inquiry Learning Space (ILS) following different learning philosophies, whose benefits enrich your students’ inquiry learning experience. In the following, three examples are described to give you an insight into the pedagogic diversity of Go-Lab.

In the Find the Mistake scenario, students are asked to spot mistakes of other (fictitious) students on a specific topic. This scenario is considered as a very effective learning approach, because it makes the students focusing clearly on the inquiry process and helps to tackle common misconceptions. The pedagogic background is that finding mistakes in work from others appears to be more effective than spotting own mistakes as these are often attributed to external causes.

The Learning by Critiquing scenario serves the students to judge the quality of an experimental set-up, afterwards learn from the criticism and create a better experiment design. This scenario makes the students aware of the processes related to scientific reasoning and reporting and is less used to teach a specific subject.

The Jigsaw Approach scenario is a kind of group learning arrangement, where students have to cooperate and work together to achieve particular learning goals. Essential benefits of this scenario are that, firstly, the contribution of each student is needed to create the final outcome, and secondly, that students are able to learn from each other by communicating and interacting.

These and the other scenarios are described more in detail in our Repository. With help of the “Use this scenario” button, you can create an Inquiry Learning Space (ILS) based on the selected scenario. Also, if creating an ILS directly in Graasp, you can choose a scenario template from the list.