An old adage states: "Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand." The last part of this statement is the essence of inquiry-based learning, says our workshop auth
Sasha Thornley's comments: As an educator I feel it is fundamentally important that we understand how people learn and what helps them to develop as learners. When we understand deeply how students come to understand, acquire and retain new information and to transfer their skills and thinking, we become power agents in the classroom. We gain the insights and capacity to make meaningful decisions about how and what students will learn to ensure that they make meaning and grow. This article is a powerful reminder of key understandings about how people learn, and what this means for classroom learning.