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Inquiry Based Learning

In an IBL classroom, the students are the most active participants in the room, which makes it much harder for them to just passively sit and drift through the course. Whether the students are working in groups on specific subjects investigations or critiquing solutions that are presented by other students, they are the ones asking questions, making statements, and discussing them with their peers rather than the teacher. The latter, however, has a major role in making this happen. This course is aimed at discovering all the positive aspects of the IBL methodology, to observe it in real life classes and to acquire tools that you can use in your own classroom to optimize it for IBL. 



Our courses, developed in the framework established by the Erasmus+ Programme, are crafted to include both formal and non-formal education methodologies. Starting with a theoretical approach to the theme of the course, we proceed with non-formal learning strategies in order to guarantee and stimulate an active contribution from the participants involved. In practice, we use:


Presentations; Analysis of study cases; Discussions in the classroom; Role-plays; Technical visits to local private and public institutions; Conferences with local professionals to exchange good practices; Job shadowing experiences; Workshops to rethink old practices and introduce new ones.


  • Raise awareness on IBL methodology;

  • Explore and discover the benefits of IBL in education;

  • Help participants aknowledge all the methodologies to foster IBL;

  • Furnish tools to apply IBL to your teaching method;

  • Create a cross-cultural exchange and understanding with local colleagues on IBL.


Day 1 – Arrival

  • Participants will be transferred from the airport to the accommodation in Avezzano


Day 2 – Intro


    • Meet&Greet at AMFI

    • Presentation of AMFI International programmes, main activities and staff

    • What is IBL?


    • Classifying IBL situations: IBL sample lessons


Day 3 – IBL Inquiry


    • Why IBL?


    • Workshop: Create your own IBL Lesson


Day 4 – Pedagogies


    • IBL pedagogies 


    • Workshop: Choosing and processing a typical IBL at different education levels (primary, high school, university)


Day 5 – See it


    • Visit to an Italian public high school: V. Bellisario, comparison between school and teaching systems. 


    • Visit to Celano "Piccolomini" castle and development of an IBL process to teach history in high school.


Day 6 – Hands on IBL


    • Example Inquiry Problems: Structured instructional plan, Guided Instructional Plan, Student-directed Instructional Plan


    • Tachers' professional development 

    • Conclusion

    • Final evaluation

    • Delivery of the Certificates of Attendance


Day 7 – Departure day

  • Departure of participants


If you are a group of 6 or more people we can organize the course when suits you best.


- Language used: English. 

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Before this course, I didn't realize how IBL could actually bring advancement to my class. Thank you AMFI!


Students need guidance in their learning and IBL is one of those methodologies you need to know as a teacher. I enjoyed the course!


The course was well thought out and led. Thank you AMFI very much for the insights.

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