The Last Post!

This is my final contribution to 52GID edublog:

The blog will go all year, and it’s very exciting to read about the ground swell of Guided Inquiry in the States.




52 GID blog – My third post: Down Under Devil’s Advocate

Here it is: 

Have a browse of all the other posts, and keep reading, because there will be GI practitioners posting all year. (Including Alinda Sheerman, my GI co-conspirator!)



52GID Edublog

Hi all,

This is my second post for Leslie Maniotes’ blog, sharing GI practice.   The blog is great!  It shows how GI is becoming entrenched in US.   This is my post:



52 GID blog

There is a lot happening on the 52_GID edublog.  This week, I’m the guest blogger, and you may be interested to read my posts, and to have a browse of the others so far, in this year of blogging about Guided Inquiry.

Here’s my first post:



52 Weeks of Guided Inquiry

52 Weeks of Guided Inquiry is at this address:

52 Weeks is an Edublog set up by Leslie Maniotes in USA to allow people to share their experiences of Guided Inquiry.  There are many well known Guided Inquiry practitioners already in Leslie’s schedule, and she is looking for more,  to share the challenges and excitements of the practice of Guided Inquiry. There are weeks open in August, September, October, November and December, if you would like to share your experiences and questions on a wider scale. Or you might find it simply a very interesting place to visit to see what our US counterparts are up to!

There’s an RSS feed on the  52 Weeks’ blog that you could sign up for so you know when there are new posts happening.
Leslie is co-author of these books and part of the family team responsible for Guided Inquiry theory and development – Carole Kuhlthau, Leslie Maniotes and Ann Caspari.

Guided Inquiry Design
Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century
Guided Inquiry Design in Action: Middle School

Lee FitzGerald


Dead links in Scaffolds section

Dear subscribers,

Just letting you know that I was alerted to the fact that none of the scaffolds worked in the section dealing with support for each stage of the GID process.   I’m happy to let you know they are all fixed.

Please let me know if you find any further links that do not work.

Thank you.

Lee FitzGerald


Designing Guided Inquiry units

Do you need help to create a GI unit?   Here is the place to get it.  

Just create a post with your request!

We invite you to ask for help if you need it with any stage of designing and/or carrying out of a GI unit.  Please respond here with your questions, and we will do our best to help you.  Feel free to contribute your own already created GI units and scaffolds. Send them to either of the following emails, and we will put them on the blog for you.


Thank you, and we look forward to both helping you, and learning from you.

Lee and Alinda

Guided Inquiry in Australia

Please join this community, and tell your friends…

The Guided Inquiry Design process (GID)

The Guided Inquiry Design process (GID)
Kuhlthau, Maniotes & Caspari, 2012, and Sybasigns Australia. 2015

Up till now, the Guided Inquiry Community has been available at: (It will still be available there, while we design and move over to the new Edublog site).  We’ve chosen the Edublog platform because we like the idea of the community becoming more of an interactive and proactive space. We hope that every one with an interest in Guided Inquiry can learn, share, and contribute questions, units of work and scaffolding, and be part of the excitement of inquiry learning. We are also very pleased to help you with the design of Guided Inquiry units.

Lee FitzGerald and Alinda Sheerman
Lee and Alinda have worked together since 2008 on inquiry learning, after being inspired by Professor Ross J. Todd, whose emphasis on information literacy as a pedagogy has fostered deep learning in students. Guided Inquiry developed from the work of Professor Emerita Carol Collier Kuhlthau on the Information Search Process (ISP). Since 2012, and the publication of Guided Inquiry design: A framework for inquiry in your school (Kuhlthau, Maniotes and Caspari), the Guided Inquiry Design process has complemented the ISP, and Guided Inquiry has developed into a coherent pedagogy for inquiry learning in schools.

Lee is a lecturer in teacher librarianship at Charles Sturt University, and Alinda is Head of Information Services at Broughton Anglican College, Menangle Park.


  • Kuhlthau, C., Maniotes, L., & Caspari (2012), A. Guided Inquiry design: A framework for inquiry learning in your school. Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited.
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