Inquiry-based learning course details

Course provides an introduction to ways of thinking about learning as it occurs in libraries, museums, homes, workplaces, and online, as well as in formal educational settings. Students will read about, observe, and engage in interdisciplinary, inquiry-based learning. They will examine the creation of environments in which learners are actively engaged in making meaning through personal and collaborative inquiry. The course will examine the roles of new media and cultural differences. It will also consider the history of inquiry-based instruction, and challenges, including those related to management, assessment, and the acquisition of basic skills.

The material is intellectually challenging, drawing from the literatures in Education, Philosophy, and Technology Studies. It should be useful to graduate students in LIS (especially youth services and community informatics), Education, Writing Studies, Art and Design, Communication, and other areas.

  • Course number: LIS 590IBL
  • Time: online, Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Dates: May 17-August 2, through LEEP
    • synchronous sessions on most Wednesdays, using Blackboard Collaborate, a web conferencing system
    • asynchronous interactions through Moodle, the iSchool’s course management system
  • Instructor: Bertram C. Bruce
  • Office hours: by appointment through email
  • IBL course home page

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