Project-Centred Learning (PCL) in the Larger Curriculum: Enquiry-Based Learning in Humanities at Manchester

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The paper presents a new conceptual model of enquiry-based learning (EBL) using Content and Process axes. Teaching and learning activities are placed according to the extent to which the content of the activity and the learning process are devolved from tutor to student. EBL work at Manchester was mapped onto these axes. The discussion focussed on the extent to which there is a progression towards more student-centred work at level three, or whether EBL is appropriate at level one, and the degree of scaffolding required.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCambridge-MIT Project-Centred Learning Symposium
Place of PublicationMassachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
PublisherMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInvited Symposium on Project-Centred Learning - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA
Duration: 17 Mar 200819 Mar 2008


ConferenceInvited Symposium on Project-Centred Learning
CityMassachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA
Internet address


  • Enquiry-Based Learning
  • Conceptual model
  • Learning process
  • student-centred learning


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