Structured Controversy, Student Engagement, Active Learning: Inquiry-Based Learning in Action

This experiential workshop will provide an overview of inquiry-based learning, with linkages between structured controversy, student engagement, and active and deep learning. Utilizing a structured controversy, participants will appreciate the benefits of this experiential activity to jump-start the student journey in IBL. Additional supportive materials will be provided to allow faculty to begin to experiment with IBL in their classrooms.

Participants will:

  • Gain knowledge of the benefits of IBL for student engagement and deep learning
  • Experience a structured controversy
  • Develop skills and resources to facilitate a structured controversy and implement IBL in their classrooms

Beth Archer-Kuhn is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. Her teaching and research interests focus on participant voice and student engagement, and include inquiry-based learning in social work education. Beth has been experimenting with IBL as a teaching strategy in on and off campus courses.

September 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Learning Studio F (TI 250)
Guest Facilitator(s) 
Beth Archer-Kuhn, Faculty of Social Work
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No Cost
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Educational Development
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