In this first episode of the In Beta podcast, Ben Ellis, of Oxford Brookes University, hosts a discussion on the use of inquiry-based learning to develop critical thinking in students as part of a module on long-term conditions. Ben presented the details of his project and then took questions from the guests.
Here is the Google Document we used to plan the session, which includes additional information on the topic of inquiry-based learning. We also created a list of resources and further reading:
- Brew, A. (2003). Teaching and Research: New relationships and their implications for inquiry-based teaching and learning in higher education. Higher Education Research & Development, 22(1), 3–18.
- Justice, C., Rice, J., Roy, D., Hudspith, B., & Jenkins, H. (2009). Inquiry-based learning in higher education: Administrators’ perspectives on integrating inquiry pedagogy into the curriculum. Higher Education, 58(6), 841–855.Major, J. (n.d.) Changing practice in teacher education through inquiry-based learning.
- Ovens, P., Wells, F., Wallis, P., & Hawkins, C. (2011). Developing inquiry for learning: Reflecting collaborative ways to learn how to learn in higher education. London: Routledge.
- Pilkington, R. (2010). Developing undergraduate research and inquiry. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 47(2), 247–248.
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