The Alberta model, Focus on Inquiry reflects the cross-curricular and transferable nature of inquiry-based learning (2004). The revised model is a non-linear approach to the research process whereby the inquirers work through the stages of planning, retrieving, processing, creating, sharing, and evaluating whilst consistently reflecting on the process throughout the inquiry (Alberta, 2004, p. 20).
“To become independent learners, students must gain not only the skills but also the disposition to use those skills, along with an understanding of their own responsibilities and self-assessment strategies. Combined, these four elements build a learner who can thrive in a complex information environment.”
Standards for the 21st Century Learner, AASL, 2007
Alberta, 2007, Focus on Inquiry: a teacher’s guide to implementing inquiry-based learning, Alberta Learning, Learning and Teaching Resources Branch