Alberta, Canada, schools plan shift to discovery learning method

03/2/2014 | National Post (Canada)

Alberta, Canada, schools are planning an overhaul of their curriculum that includes a shift to "discovery learning" -- also known as inquiry-based learning and experiential learning -- as part of an effort to grow "engaged thinkers", "ethical citizens" and "entrepreneurial spirits". Under the teaching method, students are allowed to explore the curriculum on their own, without teachers giving them the information. Some critics, however, say an overhaul from the province's traditional -- and successful -- curriculum is misguided.

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