Inquiry Based Learning Environment characteristics


  • feeling of success
  • support
  • recognition
  • laughter
  • visible signs of learning


Acceptance of difference

  • language use
  • beliefs
  • values

Critical awareness

  • political consciousness
  • understanding of schooling
  • relation of personal, family, societal goals

Learning as a process

  • student directed
  • affective
  • holistic
  • experiential
  • revision
  • space as well as time frame
  • open-ended
  • challenging problems
  • alternate conceptions
  • visible strategies



  • taking responsibility
  • making decisions
  • initiating inquiry
  • self-initiated learning


  • as co-workers
  • as coaches
  • as helpers


  • flexible roles
  • with other students
  • with teachers
  • with members of the larger community

Wilkes EDIM-513 - Inquiry Based Learning - Unit 1, Topic D Key Components of Inquiry Based Learning. Karen Johnson, Instructor

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Esperanza Lopez


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