Spotlight on Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning

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Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning


The Education Week Spotlight on Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Using new questioning techniques to help students draw evidence from what they read
  • Fostering deeper learning with inquiry-based approaches
  • Challenging students to construct their own solutions to complex problems
  • Building curriculum that promotes breadth and depth in learning

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A number of new PD initiatives aim to help teachers elicit more complex responses and interpretations from students.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

Under the common core, teachers use new questioning techniques to help the youngest students learn to draw evidence from what they read.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week

The writings of Aristotle and Euclid become the texts in a new National Science Foundation-funded project to pilot the use of primary math materials.
September 9, 2015 – Education Week

The most vocal teacher-educators are propagating the misperception that everything in the profession can be quantified, writes Christina Berchini.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week

Newspapers hold great promise as instructional tools for enriching English/language arts instruction, writes Joanne Yatvin.
August 14, 2015 – Education Week


Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia is transforming the opportunity set for 500 urban students, with an inquiry-based approach and an emphasis on technology.
April 1, 2015 - Vander Ark on Innovation

Exceptional educators inspire their students to construct their own understanding and gain new freedom to learn.
November 5, 2015 - EdTech Researcher

A policy researcher and a historian look for a synthesis in an age-old debate about what type of curriculum is best for deeper learning.
July 14, 2015 - Learning Deeply

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