At the heart of the Great Books professional development program is the focus
on the Shared Inquiry method. Shared Inquiry is characterized by the use of
open-ended questions and a strong focus on interpretation. Teachers use
questions to guide students as they learn to think and share ideas. This
questioning process occurs during Shared Inquiry discussion—the key
component of the method and what distinguishes it from more traditional learning
In the Great Books professional development program, teachers learn how to
lead develop effective questions and lead students through a dynamic
discussion. This approach promotes an atmosphere in which students openly
and respectfully express their ideas, develop critical thinking skills, learn to
synthesize and then internalize what they have read.
We are passionate about the Shared Inquiry™ method, and you will be
too, once you learn more about it. Please fill in this form, and someone will
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