Professional Resources

Inquiry is the dynamic process of being open to wonder and puzzlements and coming to know and understand the world through a systematic investigation into a problem, issue, topic or idea.  (Galileo Network)

Focus on InquiryFocus on Inquiry. Alberta Education. 2004
Focus on Inquiry (condensed overview)
Using Focus on Inquiry: A student conversation
Getting_Started_With_Student_InquiryGetting Started with Student Inquiry. Ontario
Guided_Inquiry_Design_coverGuided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry (Available in the school library)
Guided Inquiry Design Overview.
Guided Inquiry Design Website
Points-of-InquiryBCTLA Points of Inquiry
Inquiry_Circles_2015ed150x150Comprehension & Collaboration
Web resources
"11 Ways to Find Time for Inquiry"
RIght-Question-InstituteThe Right Question Institute based on the book Make Just One Change
Galileo_Discipline-Based-Inquiry-Poster150x150Focus on Inquiry. Galileo Network, Alberta
What is inquiry?
What does the research say?
Rubric for Displine-Based and Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Research_Success2010150x150 Research Success: A Guide for Secondary Students.
Check out other student guides to research tools here.

Markham, Thom. How to Make Sure That Project-based Learning is Applied Well in Schools.  MindShift. December 2, 2015.

Miller, Andrew. 6 Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning. Edutopia. January 6, 2016.

Tiffany Shlain & The Moxie Institute Films. The Adaptable Mind

Assessment of Inquiry Learning

​Ultimately, the goal of inquiry-based learning is learners who have a deep and personal understanding of the topic they have explored.

To achieve this both formative assessment for learning and summative assessment of learning must be conducted throughout the process.

The plan for assessment must be embedded in the project from the beginning. Self-evaluation and reflection are essential components of inquiry-based learning.

Sample Assessment Rubric

Resources for inquiry-based learning: