ERIC Number: EJ923181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
The Power of Inquiry as a Way of Learning
Lee, Virginia S.
Innovative Higher Education, v36 n3 p149-160 Jun 2011
Since the publication of The Boyer Commission Report (1998), inquiry-guided learning, has acquired a certain cachet and is often suggested as a universal answer for various teaching and learning ills, particularly in research universities. However, while the report focused on inquiry-guided learning, it defined the term only generally or chiefly by anecdote. Twelve years later confusion still exists about what inquiry-guided learning really is and how to do it, whether in a single course or across the curriculum. This article offers a review of representative literature on inquiry-guided learning as well as guidelines for classroom and curriculum practice to address this confusion and to offer clarity.
Descriptors: Research Universities, Undergraduate Study, Literature Reviews, Learning Strategies, Guidelines, College Instruction, Curriculum Implementation, Inquiry
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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