EDU 906 Deeper Questioning Through Inquiry
Inquiry learning is an effective, engaging, and relevant way to tackle the rigor and depth requirements of the new Common Core Standards. In this course, educators will participate in a community of inquiry to explore and co-create knowledge about the subject, practice methods, and build curriculum to implement inquiry learning with students.
Inquiry learning is a term often bantered about in educational circles, touted as being one of the most authentic pedagogical methods. How can you approach inquiry learning with students if you are a practicing teacher who has never had the opportunity to experience inquiry learning yourself? In this course, directed at teachers of all subjects in grades K-12, you will become part of a community of inquiry, exploring and co-creating knowledge about the subject, trying out methods, and then building lesson plans to implement inquiry learning with your students.
*Participants in this course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. The dates and times are listed on each course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
I enjoyed the collaborative work with classmates, and found the research invaluable.K.Z., Social Studies Teacher
My goals for this year dovetailed with the content and goals of this class, so I was engaged throughout the course. The activities in the second and third week were quite helpful, allowing me to understand the use of inquiry. "Discussing" ideas and thoughts with the instructor and classmate helped also. Creating a lesson was the most valuable aspect.D.S.
I thought this course was very well organized and I learned a lot.A.L., Science Teacher
Opened my mind to the possibilities inquiry based learning has for students rather than traditional teaching methodsA.T., Language Arts Teacher
I am incorporating inquiry into my classes, so this class has had more impact than most.D.S.
I will incorporate IBL in my classes regularly.A.L., Science Teacher