Good Teaching Re-Framed: Teaching Content Through Inquiry

Good Teaching Re-Framed: Teaching Content Through Inquiry

Event Date: 

Sunday, November 24, 2013 (All day) to Tuesday, November 26, 2013 (All day)


This Faculty Institute sponsored by the Center for Teaching is based on materials developed through the NSF project on Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL). The event will be presented by Associate Professor of Chemistry Renee Cole and Center for Teaching staff.  Dr. Cole is an expert in chemistry education and has been involved in developing and teaching POGIL resources since 2000.  Other UI faculty members will provide additional insights about their own experiences in designing and teaching inquiry-guided courses.

By the end of the Institute, participants will:

  • apply backward design principles to develop inquiry-guided learning activities
  • understand the teaching purposes of different question types
  • create models to guide novice learners
  • draft and receive feedback on inquiry-guided exercises
  • practice classroom facilitation of active learning.

In addition, we intend to create faculty learning communities to help provide peer support to Institute Fellows as they apply inquiry-guided teaching strategies and develop their course materials.  The faculty learning communities will meet informally several times each semester to discuss evidence-based best practices and how those might inform and enhance their own inquiry-guided teaching.    

Tenure-track and clinical faculty members who want to enhance their students’ engagement in active learning are encouraged to apply.  This workshop will build on the concepts and strategies presented during previous TILE Institutes and TILE Essentials. 

For more information and to register please visit the Center for Teaching website by clicking here

Email with questions. 

Event Location

350 Van Allen Hall
30 North Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States