The Guided Inquiry course is a part of our overall approach to the gifted learner. The Guided Inquiry course has been developed to provide teacher and peer support, encouragement, and enrichment opportunities for talented students who wish to pursue inquiry into topics of interest to them. Such inquiry may be undertaken as an extension of regular academic course content or may represent an interdisciplinary approach to make connections across subject areas. A major component of the course consists in opportunities for students to work together with peers to develop the skills of inquiry, such as problem development, critical analysis, project management, and presentation to authentic audiences. Students will participate in team activities and discussions as well as completing independent projects designed in consultation with the course instructor.
The course will be run as an online course with a face-to-face component. There will be one mandatory class meeting per month, most likely on a Thursday afternoon from 3:30-5:00 (specific dates and locations TBA); students will complete the remainder of the course requirements online. This is a Board Authorized, 4-credit course which counts toward graduation and can be taken up to three times if the student wishes (grade 10, 11, and 12 level). Students in grades 8 and 9 are welcome to enrol in Guided Inquiry 10 then can progress to Guided Inquiry 11 and / or 12.