Enquiry and challenge based learning should play an important part in the geographical curriculum, where pupils are driven into corners where they have to be hard on the information that they have collated, or that they are given to work with. “What does it actually mean?” “What does this mean that we have to investigate next?” “If this is the case then what should be done here?” are memes of geographical enquiry. Sometimes this leads to important conclusions and sometimes it sends pupils back to the drawing board, but life’s like that.
From the article which starts on p.44 of the latest SATIPS Prep School magazine. (PDF download link)