Here’s a collection of the books, journal articles, and online publications that have been helpful in my journey learning about inquiry. Do you have a reading to recommend? Please post in the comments area below–thank you for sharing!
Alberta Learning. (2004). Focus on Inquiry. Edmonton, AB: Alberta Learning and Teaching Resources Branch. Retrieved online https://education.alberta.ca/media/313361/focusoninquiry.pdf
Alvarado, A. E., & Herr, P. (2003). Inquiry-based Learning Using Everyday Objects: Hands-on Instructional Strategies That Promote Active Learning in Grades 3-8 (1st ed.). United States: SAGE Publications
Anderson, P. J., O’Connor, K. A., & Greene, H. (2006). Action research: Questions asked, questions answered. Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, 72(4), 13-28.
Banchi, H., & Bell, R. (2008). The many levels of inquiry. Science and Children, 46(2), 26-29. Retrieved online: https://engage.intel.com/docs/DOC-30979
Barell, J. (2006). Problem-Based Learning: An Inquiry Approach (2nd Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press
Barlow, A. T. & Cates, J. M. (2006/2007). The answer is 20 cookies. What is the question? Teaching Children Mathematics. Retrieved from http://www.westga.edu/documents/pubs/000221_.pdf
Barron, B. & Darling-Hammond, L. (2008). Teaching for meaningful learning: A review of the research on inquiry-based and cooperative learning (Book Excerpt).
Edutopia: The George Lucas Educational Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/pdfs/edutopia-teaching-for-meaningful-learning.pdf
Bastock, M. Gladstone, B., & Martin, J. (2006). Inquiry Transforms Learning Environments for Students. ATA Magazine, 87(2). Retreived from http://www.teachers.ab.ca/Publications/ATA%20Magazine/Volume%2087/Number%202/Articles/Pages/Inquiry%20Transforms%20Learning%20Environments%20for%20Students.aspx
Berger, W. (2014). A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas. New York, NY: Bloomsbury.
Bond, N. (2008). Questioning strategies that minimize behavior problems. Education Digest, 73(6), 41-45.
Branch, J. L., & Solowan, D. (2003). Inquiry-based learning: The key to student success. School Libraries In Canada,22(4), 6.
Brown, S., & Vaughan, C. (2010). Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul. United States: Avery Publishing Group Inc.
Brunsell, E. (2011) The 5 Features of Science Inquiry: What Questions Do You Have? Edutopia. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/blog/five-features-science-inquiry
Cecil, N. L., & Pfeifer, J. (2011). The Art of Inquiry: Questioning Strategies for K-6 Classrooms (2nd Edition.). Winnipeg, MB: Portage & Main Press.
Chorzempa, B., & Lapidus, L. (2009). To find yourself, think for yourself. Teaching Exceptional Children, 41(3), 54-59.
Colburn, A. (2000). An inquiry primer. Science Scope. Retrieved from http://www.ubclts.com/docs/Inquiry_Primer.pdf
Donohue-Smith, M. (2006). Improving the questions students ask. Education Digest, 72(3), 41-43
Eastwell, P. (2009). Inquiry learning: Elements of confusion and frustration. American Biology Teacher (National Association of Biology Teachers), 71(5), 263-264.
Elbers, E. (2003). Classroom interaction as reflection: Learning and teaching mathematics in a community of inquiry. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 54(1), 77.
Exploratorium. (n.d.). What is inquiry? Institute for Inquiry. San Francisco, CA. Retrieved from http://www.exploratorium.edu/ifi/about/philosophy.html
Foster, K. D. (2009). Ask and You Will Succeed: 1001 Extraordinary Questions to Create Life-Changing Results. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Friesen, S. & Scott, D. (2013). Inquiry-based learning: A review of the research literature. Alberta Ministry of Education. Retrieved from http://galileo.org/focus-on-inquiry-lit-review.pdf
Galileo Educational Network, (2015). What is inquiry? [Website]. Retrieved January 18, 2015 from http://inquiry.galileo.org
Galileo Educational Network, (1999-2014). What is inquiry? [Website]. Retrieved January 18, 2015 from http://galileo.org/teachers/designing-learning/articles/what-is-inquiry/
Gardner, H. (2008). Five Minds for the Future. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press.
Gopnik, A. (2012, July). Let the children play, it’s good for them! Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/let-the-children-play-its-good-for-them-130697324/
Halbert, J., & Kaser, L. (2013). Spirals of Inquiry for Equity and Quality. Vancouver, BC: BCPVPA.
Halvorson, H. G. (2012). Nine ways successful people defeat stress. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2012/12/nine-ways-successful-people-de
Harland, D. J. (n.d.). What is inquiry? Stem Mom. Retrieved from http://www.stemmom.org/2012/04/what-is-inquiry.html
Henderson, T., & Atencio, D. (2007). Integration of play, learning, and experience: What museums afford young visitors. Early Childhood Education Journal, 35(3), 245-251. doi:10.1007/s10643-007-0208-1
International Baccalaureate Organization. (2005). Program Standards and practices. Cardiff, UK: Author.
Jackson, S. (2013). Good questions for inquiry-based projects. Scholastic Canada Education. Retrieved from http://www.scholastic.ca/education/teaching_tip/march2013.html
Kessler, J., & Galvan, P. (2007). Inquiry in Action: Investigating Matter Through Inquiry (3rd Edition.). United States: American Chemical Society.
Klein, S. R. (2010). Exploring hope and the inner life through journaling. Encounter, 23(2), 49-52.
Larmer, J. (2014). Project-based learning vs. problem-based learning vs. x-bl. Edutopia. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/blog/pbl-vs-pbl-vs-xbl-john-larmer
Larmer, J. & Mergendoller, J. R. (2012). 8 Essentials for project-based learning. Edutopia. http://bie.org/object/document/8_essentials_for_project_based_learning#
Lathrop, A. H. (2006). Teaching how to question: Participation rubrics. Teaching Professor, 20(3), 4.
Lee, V. (2011). The power of inquiry as a way of learning. Innovative Higher Education, 36(3), 149-160. doi:10.1007/s10755-010-9166-4
Lipowski, E. E. (2008). Developing great research questions. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 65(17), 1667–1670. doi:10.2146/ajhp070276
Llewellyn, D. (2002). Inquire Within: Implementing Inquiry-Based Science Standards. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. pg. 12
Llewellyn, D. (2014). Inquire Within: Implementing Inquiry- and Argument-Based Science Standards in Grades 3-8 (3rd ed.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
McAllister, B., & Plourde, L. A. (2008). Enrichment curriculum: Essential for mathematically gifted students. Education, 129(1), 40-49.
McConnell, C. (2011). The Essential Questions Handbook. United States: Scholastic Teaching Resources.
Myron, D. (2014). Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn. United States: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development.
Mui, M. (2010). Experiencing Clay: Inquiry-based Learning and Assessment for
Learning. International Journal Of Art & Design Education, 29(3), 244-256. doi:10.1111/j.1476-8070.2010.01664.x
National Research Council. (1996). National Science Education Standards. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. p. 23
National Research Council (2000). Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning. Table 2-6. p 29.
Piaget, J. (1951). Play Dreams and Imitation in Childhood. New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
Pink, D. (2006). A Whole New Mind: Why Right-brainers Will Rule the Future. United States: Riverhead Books.
Rapp, W. H. (2005). Inquiry-based environments for the inclusion of students with exceptional learning needs. Remedial & Special Education, 26(5), 297-310.
Saunders-Stewart, K. S., Gyles, P. T., & Shore, B. M. (2012). Student Outcomes in Inquiry Instruction: A Literature-Derived Inventory. Journal Of Advanced Academics, 23(1), 5-31. doi:10.1177/1932202X11429860
Seppala, E. M. (2013, January 27). 5 reasons you need to play more. Psychology Today. Retrieved from http://www.psychologytoday.com/collections/201409/the-power-play/5-reasons-you-need-play-more
Stephenson, N. (n.d.). Introduction to Inquiry-Based Learning. Retrieved January 19, 2015, from http://www.teachinquiry.com/index/Introduction.html
Tienken, C. H., Goldberg, S., & DiRocco, D. (2010). Questioning the questions. Education Digest, 75(9), 28-32.
Vygotsky, L. S. (1966). Play and its role in the mental development of the child. Soviet Psychology, 12(6), 62-76, Original work published 1933)
Wilson, N., & Smetana, L. (2011). Questioning as thinking: a metacognitive framework to improve comprehension of expository text. Literacy, 45(2), 84-90. doi:10.1111/j.1741-4369.2011.00584.x
Thomson, D. (2010). Beyond the classroom walls: Teachers’ and students’ perspectives on how online learning can meet the needs of gifted students. Journal of Advanced Academics, 21(4), 662–712. doi:10.1177/1932202×1002100405
Watt, J. G., & Colyer, J. (2014). IQ: A Practical Guide to Inquiry-Based Learning. Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press.
Wells, G. (2001). Action, Talk & Text: Learning & Teaching Through Inquiry. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Wilhelm, J. D. (2007). Engaging Readers & Writers with Inquiry: Promoting Deep
Understandings in Language Arts and the Content Areas with Guiding Questions. United States: Scholastic Teaching Resources.
Wilhelm, J. D. (2012). Essential questions. Scholastic Instructor, 122(3), 24-27.
Wilhelm, J. D. (2014). Learning to love the questions. Knowledge Quest, 42(5), 36-41
Wilhelm, J. D. (2007). Inquiry starts here. Instructor, 116(7).
Yager, R. (1988). Never playing the game. Science Teacher, 55(9), 77