In the past several years, I have adopted an inquiry based approach to teaching. In connecting and conversing with colleagues, I have observed that there is as much disagreement about what inquiry based learning and teaching is as there are approaches to inquiry itself.
From my perspective, there is one driving question that can summarize inquiry based education as a whole:
How can we all become better inquirers?
If this is the basis for discourse and conversation, then the possibilities for learning are endless.
The tweet below sparked my interest to inquire into the difference between inquiry and research:
@wholeboxndice Thanks so much. I hope we can have a chat about the difference between 'inquiry' and 'research'..that's one of our AFI's...
— Katrina Viloria (@kviloria) May 15, 2014