What is Inquiry? • Creating opportunities to engage students in active learning based on their own questions. • A learner centered and learner driven process. • A cycle where each question leads to an exploration which will then lead to more questions to investigate. • The process of asking, investigating, creating, discussing, and reflecting, and then asking again.
What is the Inquiry Page? • Partner with Biology Workbench, CAMPWS, etc. • Resource for Dewey’s Inquiry teaching philosophy • Lesson planning support and idea site • Collaborative teaching & learning community
Inquiry involves the students as active learners. Students in Inquiry classrooms may experience everything from a real business to a microbiological investigation to growing and hatching chicks. How does Inquiry work?
How does the Inquiry Page fit in? • www.inquiry.uiuc.edu - Start here for an overview and introduction to Inquiry • See images and stories of students involved with Inquiry • Create your own curriculum units or adapt a unit someone else has designed • Explore other projects, articles, websites, or tools to facilitate your Inquiry journey