Learning by discovery is making discoveries while experimenting. In inquiry-based learning, a plan is made in advance and sometimes even a hypothesis is worked on. Sometimes exploratory learning precedes inquiry-based learning.
In this way of working children learn not only from books but also through interviews, working with real materials and manipulating them, for example in our nature garden.
The role of the teacher
The role of the teacher is important in discovery- and inquiry-based learning. The form of guidance can differ per year and even per student. Besides exploratory and investigative learning, there are also moments when a child receives specific instruction.