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Philosophy Tip--Inquiry Learning

Inquiry Learning encourages students to ask questions and explore interets rather than a teacher telling the student facts. Learning through discovery encourages creativity and is more relevant and meaningful to students. We provide experiences requiring students to pose questions, analyze the question, research the answer and arrive at their own well-considered solutions. Chugach teachers, staff and family members help instill inquiry learning in our students by guiding them to find their own answers through posing questions back to the students:

  • Would you tell me a little more about...
  • Let me see if I understand...
  • So you are saying/suggesting...
  • Tell me what you mean when you...
  • To what extent...
  • I'm curious to know more about...
  • I'm intrigued by...
  • It would help me understand if you gave me an example...