ERIC Number: EJ1005176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
My Journey with Inquiry-Based Learning
Gonzalez, Joseph J.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v24 n2 p33-50 2013
The author chronicles his experiments with inquiry-based learning (IBL) as he applied lessons from the literature and assessed the results. He describes a difficult journey with the result that, with the help of the literature, supportive colleagues and patient, creative students, he learned how to design courses that invite undergraduates to become more critical, more complex, and more autonomous thinkers. Readers of this article will, he hopes, avoid some of the pitfalls that he encountered.
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, College Instruction, History Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Teacher Role, College Faculty, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Cooperative Learning, Metacognition, Student Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A