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Title of Initiative / Project
nQuire: Personal Inquiry Learning platform
Name of Organiser
The Open University
Was the initiative carried out in the framework of a funded project?
Thematic area
Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Other
Language of the deliverable
Target Group
Teachers, Students
Description of the initiative
nQuire is a free open source platform based on Personal Inquiry Learning which allows teachers and learners to carry out scientific investigations and share their findings with the nQuire community.The nQuire web-platform supports inquiry-based learning of science topics in formal and non-formal settings including classrooms, homes and discovery centres. Following a scripted inquiry learning process, pupils between the ages of 11 and 14 are guided through devising and planning scientific experiments, collecting and analysing data and discussing results. The nQuire platform contains lesson plans that guide learners through a process of finding a topic, deciding on an inquiry question, planning and investigation, collecting and analysing evidence, responding to the inquiry question, sharing results, and reflecting on progress.

Teachers are free to use the nQuire open source software to approach science topics with their pupils using inquiry based learning. On the nQuire platform teachers can choose from a set of ready-made inquiries that can be adapted to suit their pupils’ interests and abilities.
More Information
May be good as form to organise learning.
Teachers’ Opinion
If you want to teach the students to look for materials on their own, the nQuire: Personal Inquiry Learning platform initiative is a great approach. Students place their study materials and share the information.
Students’ Opinion
Must register on this site to make full use of all the information. A good way to search for information and find answers to questions about specific topics.

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Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.