Foundations of Education


Students look for evidence of the inquiry learning philosophy in an Ontario curriculum document.

Graded Tasks

  • prepare for your seminar this week

Curriculum Analysis

Choose one of the elementary or secondary Ontario curriculum documents. Download it in PDF format.

Browse the curriculum document for evidence of the inquiry learning philosophy.
📌 Although not required, it is strongly recommended that Primary/Junior concurrent students who may be interested in teaching in the early primary grades choose the Kindergarten curriculum document which is modelled on an inquiry learning approach.
In preparation for your seminar this week, write out an answer to the following question. Your TA may call on you to share your answer in the seminar:
Q22.6: In the Ontario curriculum document you have downloaded, cite one example as to how the inquiry learning philosophy has influenced the curriculum document. Note the curriculum document title and page number. Quote the text you have found. Briefly indicate why this text serves as evidence of the influence of the inquiry learning philosophy on the curriculum document. (Answer Length: 100 - 125 words + quoted text | Format: Sentences)
Potential Seminar Question