Inquiry places students' questions and ideas, rather than solely those of the teacher, at the centre of the learning experience. Students' questions drive the learning process forward. The inquiry-based approach encourage students to ask and genuinely investigate their own questions about the world. The students' learning is facilitated further by providing a variety of tools, resources, and experiences that enable learners to investigate, reflect, and rigorously discuss potential solutions to their own questions about a topic the class is studying.
Natural Curiosity: A Resource for Teachers. Page 7