Research course

Inquiry-Based Science Learning

Institution
Open University · Department of Education
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

2.1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry

October

Course content

Inquiry-based learning has great educational potential. Students explore their world, learning the facts, concepts and skills of science as they proceed - they are motivated and empowered.

The STEM faculty is working with the OU’s Institute of Educational Technology (IET) on a number of science inquiry projects, most specifically through the Open Science Laboratory initiative led by the cross-faculty eSTEeM centre. This centre is based in the STEM faculty. We have long cooperated in developing citizen science projects, notably iSpot (see below). We intend to link citizen science and science inquiry in this research opportunity.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
      part time
      72 months

      Course contact details

      Name
      Administrative Support
      Email
      eSTEeM@open.ac.uk
      Phone
      +44 (0)1908 655114