Charles Sturt University, School of Information Studies, Teacher Librarianship team members, Dr. Kasey Garrison and Lee FitzGerald have been active in Guided Inquiry research since 2014. They’ve collaborated with Alinda Sheerman, Head of Information Services at Broughton Anglican College to listen to students’ preferences and experiences of GID.
Here are their research papers and articles.
- FitzGerald, L. (2016) Does Guided Inquiry enhance learning and metacognition? Synergy, 14/1
- Garrison, K. & Fitzgerald, L., (2016) ‘It’s like stickers in your brain’: Using the guided inquiry process to support lifelong learning skills in an Australian school library. A School Library Built for the Digital Age – IASL conference, 2016.
- Garrison, K. & FitzGerald, L. (2016) Investigating the Guided Inquiry process ECIL 2016: Information Literacy: Key to an Inclusive Society pp 667-677 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-52162-6_6
- FitzGerald, L.; Garrison, K.; Sheerman, A. (2018) The student’s voice on information literacy skills: Using the 2017 AASL Standards Framework for Learners. IASL Virtual Conference.
- Garrison, K. & Fitzgerald, L., (2017) “It trains your brain”: Student reflections on using the Guided Inquiry Design process. Synergy. 15/2, 1-6
- Garrison, K. L., Fitzgerald, L. & Sheerman, A. (2018) “Just let me go at it”: Exploring students’ use and perceptions of Guided Inquiry. School Library Research. 21, 1-37
- Garrison, K. L., Fitzgerald, L. & Sheerman, A. (2018) “It’s just what the brain does: The shape of Guided Inquiry. Access, 32/3, 5-9
Findings are positive in these studies about the impact of Guided Inquiry on student learning. The studies garnered the student voice on use and transfer of the GID process, and the impact of collaboration on the success of Guided Inquiry.
This book was published in January of 2019:
- FitzGerald., L (2019) Guided Inquiry Goes Global: Evidence-based practice in action. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC Clio
- And finally, Fitzgerald, L. & Sheerman, A. (2019) A reflection on Guided Inquiry, by Alinda Sheerman and Lee FitzGerald – Scan/38
Please note that at the time of writing this, Synergy is developing a new website, and it may be difficult to access articles from the journal.