Inquiry learning is a pedagogical approach which is characterized by its overall goal for students to search, question, inquire, imagine and reimagine to construct meaning.
While it is necessary for teachers to guide the inquiry to various degrees (externally facilitated) and set parameters for a classroom inquiry, true inquiry is internally motivated. Inquiry learning is an umbrella term that incorporates various forms, depending on the topic, resources, ages and abilities of students and other variables.
At Holy Family the Inquiry cycle is used to guide teachers’ pedagogical choices to develop deep learning, powerful teaching and to create animated learners who are inspired by the Holy Spirit to act for justice and strive for the common good. (Horizons of Hope: Pedagogy in a Catholic school, 2015)