Hybrid inquiry-based learning

Yuen Yan Chan, Hiu Fung Lam, Harrison H. Yang, Kai Pan Mark, Chi Hong Leung

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This chapter proposes the hybrid inquiry-based learning (HIBL) model, a novel pedagogical model based on inquiry-based learning (IBL). In IBL, learning is achieved by questioning and learners are encouraged to invent new hypotheses instead of investigating questions posed by the instructor. This chapter first provides a holistic description of IBL. It begins with a brief history and survey on learning perspectives, pedagogical background of IBL is also provided. The IBL model, its implementations and variations, as well as the comparison of its pedagogical features against traditional teaching approaches are also given. This chapter further contributes the hybrid inquiry-based learning (HIBL) model, a new IBL model that integrates traditional and ICT-based implementations of IBL. By leveraging on the advantages of both classroom-based and web-based learning, the best sides of IBL can be elicited. A detailed example in Information Security education is also provided to illustrate the HIBL model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Hybrid Learning Models
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Tools, Technologies, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9781605663807
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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