Inquiry-Based Learning • Models for Inquiry
Activity: Inquiry Frameworks

This lesson discussed three overarching models for inquiry: directed, guided, and free. Within those categories, more specific frameworks have been developed by library professionals over the years. Take a look through the below resources to get familiar with a few of them and then use the Reflect & Practice activity to think about which frameworks might be most successful within your school.



After reviewing the different inquiry models in the above resources, use the form to reflect which framework(s) would make the most to try in your school.

For more information on the evolution of different inquiry models, explore Daniel Callison's article, "Information Literacy to Inquiry: A Timeline."

MLA Citation "Inquiry-Based Learning: Inquiry Frameworks." School Library Connection, July 2019,

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