Inquiry-based learning is a teaching approach that is typically characterized by learner-centered and student driven design, where students are actively involved in shaping and enacting the learning process. Inquiry-based learning is highly collaborative, and often involves the instructor taking a role as a facilitator rather than a “teacher.”
The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning is launching a community of practice for teaching colleagues at the University of Calgary to explore the idea of inquiry-based learning more deeply. This group will provide a venue for sharing ideas, engaging in collaborative problem solving, and sharing resources with respect to a broad range of inquiry-based learning approaches and strategies. We invite all who are interested in an inquiry-based learning conversation to join us for the community of practice launch, where we will discuss how this community can be structured and supported to best meet members’ needs. Snacks and coffee will be provided.