The world of WebQuests

Kate Browne illustrates how advantageous WebQuests can be to promote autonomy and interest in the Secondary classroom.

Author: Kate Browne

Education is not what it was 50 years ago. Not only do the privileged children of the 21st Century have computers in their bedroom at home, now many are getting them in their classrooms. The main resource for information is no longer books (a key tool for learning) but the World Wide Web so it makes sense that WebQuests are a fitting approach to project work and self-study. My experience shows that WebQuests, if properly set up, can promote interest and autonomy and can also encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning.

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