I was reading the book by Kuhlthau, Maniotes, & Caspari, (2012) on Guided Inquiry design and came across a sentence that has really highlighted to me the significance of this as a process ‘Because students cannot possibly learn all of the content that is known, learning how to learn and understanding one’s own learning process are more important than ever before’ (p. 1). I like the fact that this is authentic learning and involves collaboration. After all, collaboration is an essential process that occurs throughout life. Therefore it stands to reason that collaboration and fostering this within schools is useful in preparing students for life.
Kuhlthau, C.C, Maniotes, L.K., & Caspari, A.K. (2012). Guided inquiry design: A framework for inquiry in your school. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited