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Our Vision on Inquiry at BDDEC

Inquiry-based learning was identified as a pedagogical foundation for the district vision that would complement the existing Indigenized education efforts of the Beaufort Delta Divisional Education Council (BDDEC). Working groups of teachers and principals were formed for professional learning to help increase student engagement and achievement.

Inquiry-Based Learning is defined as students actively involved in solving authentic (real-life) problems within the context of the curriculum and/or community – formulating questions, investigating to find answers, building new understandings, meanings and knowledge, and then communicating their learnings to others; play-based at the Junior/Kindergarten level; powerful learning experiences engaging students deeply, increasing student critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, independence, emotional intelligence/self-regulation, and problem-solving skills. This is essential for students to take on the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Indigenizing Inquiry

Grade-Level Examples of Inquiry Units

Grades 1-3 Samples

Grades 4-6 Samples

Grades 7-9 Samples

High School Samples

Examples of Strategies and Support Frameworks for Inquiry