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Inquiry-Based Learning: A Review of the Research Literature

Date: June 2013
Author(s): Dr. Sharon Friesen and David Scott
Published in: Prepared for the Alberta Ministry of Education


A literature review of inquiry-based learning to better inform the choice of practices and orientations to realize the vision of Inspiring Education. Draws on theory and research in the field to provide insight into the efficacy of particular approaches to inquiry in terms of their impact on student learning, achievement, and engagement.

Friesen, S., & Scott, D. (2013, June). Inquiry-based learning literature review. Retrieved from