Is Discovery-/Inquiry-Based Learning Working?

Inquiry-based learning (IBL), sometimes called discovery-based learning, is a large component of the BC Education Plan, the document that outlines the new curriculum that is being taught in elementary schools all over the province and will be rolled out to secondary schools in the next two years. Read more Is Discovery-/Inquiry-Based Learning Working?

Fractions: A Realisation About Educational Priorities

Although fractions tend to be one of the concepts I cover most often with students in my work at Sylvan Learning Centre, I never quite realised how critical of a concept they were in so many grades of high school. For example, I never realised that fraction topics are discussed in every grade between 3 and 12 in British Columbia. Read more Fractions: A Realisation About Educational Priorities