Guided inquiry provides a framework for collaborative planning between school library staff and teachers, to support students as they attempt to work through and select from the vast amount of information available today.
The range of tools, technologies and the skills to support inquiry learning continue to evolve. Content here includes guidance on re-use and remixing of digital content, supporting inquiry in a Māori context, content curation, and much more.
Inquiry learning requires students to develop a range of active, critical, multi-literate skills to work in authentic, problem solving situations, considering multiple viewpoints to come to their own evidence based conclusions.
To enable students to search effectively for information as the basis for their inquiry, they will need many skills, from basic alphabetical skills to more sophisticated online search skills and critical thinking ability to assess what they find.