Inquiry-based Learning

An engaging process

Inquiry-based learning is a dynamic and emergent process that builds on students’ knowledge about the world. Inquiry places ideas at the centre of the learning experience. It encourages students to explore their own questions, while the educator provides tools, resources, and experiences that enable and inspire learners to investigate, reflect, and discuss everything they learn along the way.

Insight on Inquiry: JICS educator Carol Stephenson shares what inquiry looks like in her classroom

A pedagogical mindset

Inquiry-based learning fosters a culture of collaborative thought and idea development. Teachers encourage students to contribute their hypotheses and engage in critical problem-solving processes

Insight on Inquiry: JICS educators Robin Shaw and Zoe Donoahue share classroom practices