Inquiry Diary

Inquiry Diary

What are your experiences of inquiry?

I think I am immediately drawn to thinking about my time at college, and my graded unit. I had to choose 2 different monologues, using inquiry skills to choose ones that are to develop them. I think this is a great way to learn, it gives a sense of hones and autonomy onto the learning.  I feel good about it, I think it’s a positive way to learn.

What are your questions about inquiry?

How can it be properly implemented in a classroom? Especially a younger years classroom. How does it fit into time constraits?

Sorting out



Inquiry-based learning is more than asking a student what he or she wants to know. It’s about triggering curiosity


transfers some responsibilities from teachers to students



Frayer model




An investigation. Asking the right questions that are going to help your investigation.


Inquiry is in the hands of the investigator. Whether it is a pupil or an official.

Inquiry is a process.

Open questioning



My time at college doing my graded unit

Open questioning

Online resources





Non examples

Heinemann text books

Spelling test

An assignment?





Chapter 6 ‘How do we establish a culture of inquiry in classrooms?’ in McTighe, J. & Wiggins, G. (2013) Essential Questions: Opening doors to student understanding. Alexandria: ASCD. Available online from the library..


New questions

What are some of the drawbacks on inquiry learning?

Why dosen’t my university course offer more inquiry learning?


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