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UTeach Discovery
The Discovery Learning Project is building on a legacy of innovation and developing inquiry-based learning opportunities.

The Discovery Learning Project

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Working in partnership with the Inquiry Based Learning Project, Mathematics Department, University of Texas, our goal is to train teachers and university faculty in IBL methods, improving students' abilities as independent thinkers, and to encourage them to become life-long learners.

Our goal is to encourage students to develop problem-solving strategies for confronting the unknown or unfamiliar. To accomplish this, we have developed systems of instruction that enable all students to think and work more creatively and to accept responsibility for their own learning.

The Discovery Learning Project promotes the development and use of discovery or inquiry-based methods of teaching and learning. This project is predicated on the belief that all students have creative ability which can be further developed utilizing the many techniques of inquiry-based learning.

The Project is supported by The Educational Advancement Foundation, a private foundation, and the College of Natural Sciences.

Featured Video

Dr. Alberto Martinez discusses how to use historical myths and disagreements among past scientists and mathematicians for generating critical thinking and group discussions in classrooms. He discuss using historical examples from various fields, including: Galileo and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the myth of Darwin’s finches, and seemingly impossible operations in Euler’s Algebra of 1770.

Discovery Learning has hosted a number of events, featuring esteemed speakers in Mathematics and the Sciences, with the goal of highlighting innovative learning and teaching techniques. View full video of our hosted Discovery Learning Lunch speaker series.