What is inquiry-based learning? How can you integrate inquiry in the classroom to spark curiosity and engage students in deeper learning? Designing a Culture of Inquiry will examine the definitions, theories and impacts of inquiry and identify strategies for enacting inquiry in planning, instruction and assessment. We will highlight inquiry tools and methods that can be transferred across diverse early childhood and middle school contexts and domains. Instructors and participants will share and discuss classroom experiences and create plans to integrate new inquiry tools into our work. Additionally, woven throughout the course will be ongoing opportunities to understand inquiry as it relates to the reflective practitioner. Participants will actively engage in the inquiry cycle and investigate how it can provide a guide for continuous professional growth and deeper student learning.
This course can be taken for either credit or clock hours. Credit is available under EDCT 5639.
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