Lomond School in Scotland is opening its doors to teachers and educators from across the country this month as it hosts the internationally renowned educational consultant and author, Kath Murdoch.
Highly respected for her knowledge and experience of inquiry-based learning and teaching, Kath presents regularly to educators across the globe and, in a rare visit to Scotland, will deliver a workshop covering the “What, Why and How of Inquiry Learning”.
Recently accredited as an International Baccalaureate World School, offering both the IB Diploma and IB Career-related Programmes, Lomond School says it is already reaping the benefits of an inquiry-based approach, from Junior 1 all the way to Senior 6.
Lomond’s junior school has developed a pupil-centered curriculum which embraces learning through inquiry, and allows pupils to develop knowledge, conceptual understandings, skills and attributes.
An inquiry approach allows pupils to go beyond mere memorisation of facts and rote learning in order to pass tests. Instead, pupils make real world connections and explore topics more deeply which fosters curiosity and a love of learning.
Lomond School principal, Johanna Urquhart said:
“We are delighted to be able to welcome such a world-renowned educator to Scotland and I have no doubt that my own team will benefit hugely from the workshop. We will be joined by a large team of educators from George Heriot’s School who are cohosting. We are also looking forward to meeting our colleagues across the country who share our passion for inquiry based teaching and learning.”
Kath will host her workshop: Inquiry Learning: The What the Why and the How on Friday 30 September 2022.