"Personal Inquiry (PI): Designing for Evidence-based Inquiry Learning across Formal and Informal Settings" was a three year project (2007-2010) led by the University of Nottingham and The Open University, UK. The project was funded by the ESRC and EPSRC UK research councils under their TLRP-TEL initiative. The aim of the project was to support children aged 11-14 in coming to understand themselves and their world through scripted personal inquiry learning.
The "Healthy Eating" activity was one of the scenarios examined by the project. In this activity, students conducted a guided inquiry into their eating habits, recording the food they aet and investigating its nutritional value.
This activity is documented in:
A demo of the activity is available at: http://www.nquire.org.uk/node/2 although this was developed based on the experiment, and is not the version the students actually used in the experiment.
The following pages use the Healthy Eating activity as a case study, examining it through the lens of various Learning Design tools and representations: