Inquiry-Based Pedagogy in School Library Programs

LLED 469 (3.0) Online – Course Outline


Assignment 1: Learners as inquirers: Learning Curation
Assignment 2: Inquiry: cultivating mindsets and gathering tools
Assignment 3: Inquiry: design and implementation
Discussion Forum: Nurturing a culture of inquiry

*assignments will be adapted for the shortened nine week Summer Term course

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.


Inquiry, supported by a wide range of resources accessed with the support of the teacher-librarian, is foundational to a strong, dynamic and responsive school library program. The inquiry approach, when activated by teachers working collaboratively with the teacher-librarian, enhances both teaching and learning and enables students to move to independent thinking and learning.

In this online course, students will design inquiry-based learning experiences by:

  1. Selecting, assessing and incorporating appropriate resources;
  2. incorporating strategies for assessment of and for learning; and
  3. exploring and utilizing a variety of instructional tools, strategies and technologies to design inquiry learning opportunities.

LLED 449 is a core course for the Diploma in Education – Teacher-Librarianship. This is one course for the Certificate in Teacher-Librarianship.


This online course is offered on Canvas –

1 Introduction
2 Roles of the School Library: standards of practice and cultivating an “inquiry-ready” environment
3&4 Inquiry: models, mindsets and broad-based understandings; Inquiry: designing for inquiry
5 Collaborative Program Planning and Teaching: a look at collaborative inquiry
6&7 Context Matters: Resource-based: Teaching: selecting/evaluating tools that meet the needs of diverse learners and integrating effective technologies
8 Curriculum Conversations: content curation
9 Curriculum Conversations: planning with the four Literacies: information, critical, digital and media
10 Curriculum Conversations: assessment
11 Curriculum Conversations: First People’s principles of learning and global perspectives
12 Learner Agency: co-construction and nurturing student voice
13 Summation

*modules and readings will be adapted for the shortened nine week Summer Term course


There is no required textbook for this course.

Required Reading:

Readings and resources needed for the course can be found in the Library Course Reserves section of Connect.


This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.


Your EZproxy connection will allow you to access library resources from your computer on or off campus. For more information, go to


Telephone: 604.822.2013, or toll-free in North America: 1.888.492.1122

Latest Revision on: October 26, 2018