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Drawing questions together

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Here's a go at organising questions pooled from discussions at the opening plenary:


Purposes, assumptions, values

Why are we here?

What are we trying to do?

How can I see things differently?

What are the politics of the language we use, e.g. 'networks', 'synergies', and what implications do they have for the way IBL is practiced?

Is IBL a smokescreen for UK plc?

Are we willing to question our own practices and values?


What is IBL?

How can IBL be defined?

What's the difference between IBL and PBL?

How does IBL differ across disciplines?

How do different contexts affect our understanding of IBL?

Does IBL celebrate messiness or find answers?

How do research and IBL relate?

How does IBL fit with different learning styles and preferences?

Is IBL always a good thing? 

Is IBL more suited to some subjects than others?

Is IBL for everyone?


How can IBL be practiced?

Where do I start with IBL?

How can IBL be embedded into the curriculum, including from the first year?

Is learning skills or learning content more important?

What is the potential for critical research learning in our universities?

How can I support students in their IBL activities?

How can IBL be structured so it works for everyone?

How important is it that students are made aware that IBL is what they are doing?

What motivates students for inquiry and how can I motivate them to engage?

How can classroom and virtual learning be linked in IBL?

How to use feedback in IBL?

What is meaningful assessment for IBL?

How can IBL classes become an integrated whole?

How can I build students' confidence in IBL from year 1?

How can IBL integrate with and complement other approaches?



How can I provide the right technology for IBL (as an IT professional)?

What are the most effective technologies?

How can I use the internet to facilitate knowledge production?

Can you do IBL without web 2.0 these days?

How can we avoid technology taking over the students' experience?


Information resources and literacy

How can the library support IBL?


Staff development

How can I help others to try IBL (from a staff development perspective?)

How can we encourage staff to take risks and reward them for creativity?

How to motivate staff and encourage their sustained engagement?

How can we reduce resistence to technology amongst staff?


Institutional contexts

What are the insittutional barriers to IBL?

How can we tackle the limiting structures of the curriculum?


Networks and spaces

How can we keep inquiry networks to a manageable scale?

How does the physical space in which IBl take space impact on students' experiences?

How can I make most effective use of spaces/energies available?


Personal journeys/development

How can I use IBL to become a better leader?

How can I use IBL to become better engaged with realities?

How can I sustain inquiry in my own role and with colleagues/students?



How can the impact of IBL be measured?

How can we evaluate our network connections?



Please do add to this if your questions aren't represented here...



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