Inquiry Learning in Higher Education
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Acknowledgment of Inquiry learning, sometimes known as Open learning, Guided investigation, or Learning discovery, began in the early 1960s. Since its initial use in science labs, inquiry learning can be found in use across several professional arenas, including education, business, and civic learning. It is useful to understand the origins and benefits of inquiry learning, examine its use in higher education classrooms, and describe basic fundamentals in how to run, moderate, or facilitate an inquiry learning experience. Additionally, action learning, the emerging learning approach in the workplace which uses many of the same learning elements as inquiry learning, demonstrates how these innovative learning approaches better prepare students for the skills necessary in today’s workplace.