Educational Development Supports for Inquiry-Based Learning: A Case Study Exploration
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The University of Calgary’s College for Discovery, Creativity, and Innovation has embraced inquiry-based learning as a flag-ship pedagogy, designing several courses that provide an inquiry “immersion” experience for students and instructors. Engaging in inquiry-based learning can feel risky, ambiguous, and stressful, so our instructional and educational development team has begun to pilot structures within the College’s courses to better support instructors and students. We will share the preliminary results of our research project investigating the implementation of course-embedded librarians and peer mentors as instructor and student supports in the context of inquiry-based learning courses.