Connie Sebati, CCB's communications officer, attended a Circle of Inquiry Workshop in Moreomaoto village from the 21st - 25th May 2012. The main objective of the workshop was to train environmental educators in Botswana how to use the Circle of Inquiry education method and become better facilitators of learning through nature. Inquiry based learning focuses on the process of students asking and answering questions through direct experience, rather than the teacher transmitting information by providing answers to his/her own questions. Through inquiry, students are able to discover and construct their own knowledge through observation skills, curiosity, inquiry, measure variables, data processing, visual presentation of data collected and collective reflection. All this leads to making learning interesting, inspiring and relevant. The workshop was organised by Elephants for Africa (Dr. Kate Evans) and Chicago Zoological Society represented by Dr. Ricardo Stanoss, the workshop facilitator.
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