The Galileo Education Network (dedicated to improving student, teacher and leaders learning through creating and researching 21st century learning environments - galileo.org) states that:
Inquiry is a dynamic process of being open to wonder and puzzlement and coming to know and understand the world. As such, it is a stance that pervades all aspects of life and is essential to the way in which knowledge is created. Inquiry is based on the belief that understanding is constructed in the process of people working and conversing together as they pose and solve the problems, make discoveries and rigorously testing the discoveries that arise in the course of the shared activities.
Inquiry is a study into a worthy question, issue, problem or idea. It is authentic, real work that someone in the community might tackle. It is the type of work that those working in the disciplines actually undertake to create or build knowledge. Therefore, inquiry involves serious engagement and investigation and the active creation and testing of new knowledge.
- West Van Schools
Inquiry and Research
- Inquiry Models
- Inquiry Schools - website resource
- Inquiry Based Learning - Capacity Building Series, Ontario Ministry of Education
- Inquiry Based Learning - Concept to Classroom (13 Ed Online) Ed Broadcasting Corp
- Visible Thinking - North Am, Autrailia, Europe Consortium of Educational Institutes
- Questioning >
Locating and Evaluating Sources
- Citing Sources >