The use of webquests in developing inquiry based learning: views of teachers and students in Qatar

Abdullah M. Abu-Tineh8
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Carol Murphy7
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+ 1 AuthorsNasser Mansour17
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This paper reports on an aspect of e-learning in developing inquiry-based learning (IBL). We present data on the views of teachers and students in Qatar following a professional development programme intended to help teachers implement IBL in their science and mathematics classrooms. Key to this programme was the use of WebQuests. Views of the teachers and students suggested that WebQuests helped students to develop technical skills, work collaboratively and become independent in their learning. The use of WebQuests also enabled a combination of digital and nondigital tools that helped students connect ideas and enhance their understanding of topics.
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