Undertaking-Primarily based Studying, Inquiry-Primarily based Educating, and the Energy of ChatGPT –

by Drew Perkins (and ChatGPT), Director of TeachThought PD

Demand based learning (triggered by exploratory lesson questions) And project based learning have long been recognized as powerful ways to engage students in meaningful, authentic learning experiences. By empowering students to ask questions, explore ideas, and create their own solutions, these approaches encourage curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking skills that students can benefit from long after they leave the classroom.

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As a teacher, I have seen firsthand the transformative impact that project-based learning and inquiry-based teaching can have on students. But I also recognized the challenges that come with implementing these approaches effectively. From designing engaging projects to managing student requests, there are many factors that can determine the success of these teaching strategies.

That’s why I’m excited about the potential of ChatGPT, an AI language model that can help in many ways to support inquiry-based teaching and project-based learning.

First, ChatGPT can help students generate and refine questions related to their projects or investigations. By chatting with ChatGPT, students can brainstorm ideas for research topics, learn about new concepts or perspectives, and get feedback on their own ideas. This can help them develop more nuanced and interesting research questions and better understand the relevance of their queries to real-world problems.

Second, ChatGPT can serve as a resource for students while they work on their projects. Whether they need help with a specific concept, want to take an idea further, or just need inspiration, ChatGPT can provide valuable insight and suggestions. This can help students stay engaged and motivated while working on their projects, and can also help them build confidence and independence as learners.

Finally, ChatGPT can help teachers navigate the complexities of project-based learning and inquiry-based teaching. By providing insight into student questions, interests, and difficulties, ChatGPT can help teachers tailor their instruction to the needs of individual students or groups. This can help teachers identify areas where students need more support and opportunities for expansion or enrichment.

Of course, ChatGPT is no substitute for effective teaching, and it’s important to remember that AI models are only as good as the data they’re trained on. But by harnessing the power of AI to support inquiry-based instruction and project-based learning, we can help students develop the skills and mindset they need to thrive in the 21st century.

As educators, we are committed to helping our students become critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and lifelong learners. By adopting new technologies like ChatGPT, we can improve our teaching and create more powerful, authentic learning experiences for our students.

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