Inquiry-based learning builds on students’ knowledge about their world. It places ideas at the centre of knowledge building and encourages students to explore their own questions — and those of their peers. Educators provide the tools, resources, and experiences to make it all happen. We encourage students to investigate, reflect, and discuss any new information they gain along the way.
An engaging process, a pedagogical mindset
Inquiry in Kindergarten
How Educator Carol Stephenson begins the year
How Carol concludes a Kindergarten inquiry
Lab School educators share insight on inquiry in their classroom
Insight from a Grade 1 Teacher
A Grade 1 Knowledge Building Circle
JICS Teacher Zoe Donoahue shared what her Grade 1 inquiry into water looked like with The Robertson Program.
Insight from a Grade 5 Teacher
Connecting students to the inquiry theme
JICS Teacher Robin Shaw shared what her Grade 4 inquiry into water looked like with The Robertson Program.