Inquiry Based Thinking

Inquiry Based Thinking – You will:

  • formulate focused questions and hypotheses,
  • evaluate existing knowledge,
  • collect and analyze data, and
  • draw justifiable conclusions.

(JSias also notes on her syllabus: In this class, you will do this by forming conclusions, judgments or inferences, and evaluating those of others)

Inquiry Based Thinking Readings and Resources 


Barrett, Bob and Frank Sesno. “Ask More Questions.” The Best of Our Knowledge. 20 Feb. 2017.


“The Fallacy Project: Examples of Fallacies from Advertising, Politics, and Popular Culture.” Online Video Clip. YouTube. 31 March 2011. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.


“Feature Article.” – Inquiry Learning, Summer 2009- Teaching with Primary Sources. Library of Congress, n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2014.

(An article about using primary sources to teach inquiry-based thinking ~Bill Price)


Feynman, Richard P. Cargo Cult Science.


Rosling, Hans. “The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen.” Online Video Clip. TedTalks. Feb.

  1. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.