Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Your School by Carol C. Kuhlthau, Leslie K. Maniotes, and Ann K. Caspari

Direct link to Animoto Video: Inquiry Phase Three: Explore

Chapter Six: Explore: Explore Interesting Ideas, Look Around, Dip In

“If you want to get a great idea, first get a lot of ideas.” Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling
Corollary: “If you want to develop a great inquiry question, first get a lot of questions.” Judi Moreillon

View the video "Above and Beyond: The 4Cs" (Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity) available from the Partnership for 21st-Century Skills.

What are your connections between the video and your understanding of inquiry learning? What did Charlie learn when he simply followed the directions? How was Maya’s process different? How does this relate to the “explore” phase of the guided inquiry framework? How does “exploration” give learners wings?

At the end of Chapter 6, the authors give readers two model session plans. What is your assessment of these examples?

Work Cited
Reynolds, Peter H. "Above and Beyond: The 4Cs." The Partnership for 21st Century Web. 16 Mar. 2013. <>.