Methods Of Inquiry*

Methods of Inquiry Program

Graduate School of Education
B30 Lockwood Library
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-2200

Phone: 716.645.3448
Fax: 716.645.2479
Web: www.gse.buffalo.edu/cap/moi

Kelly H. Ahuna
Director
kha@acsu.buffalo.edu

Christine Gray Tinnesz
Associate Director
cmgray@acsu.buffalo.edu

About the Program

*Not a baccalaureate degree program

This program blends insights from philosophy and cognitive psychology to offer an undergraduate interdisciplinary course in critical thinking. All activities in the course explore the theoretical foundations of effective learning, but the main emphasis is on (1) the use of active learning strategies to ensure thorough understanding and (2) the implementation of frameworks to assist in reaching well-reasoned judgments. In the end, students in Methods of Inquiry strive to take control of their academic and personal lives and to write for themselves a winning script—a script that reflects understanding, purposeful thought, and sound judgment.



Course Descriptions

GSE 155 Methods of Inquiry

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Third credit hour to be arranged.

The Methods of Inquiry course is all about thinking. The course offers undergraduates concrete ways to approach their studies by helping them become actively involved in their own learning processes. All activities in the course explore the theoretical foundations of learning and thinking, but the main emphasis is on ways to recognize and use effective learning strategies as first steps towards understanding and well-reasoned critical thinking. Students review and discuss: • How to develop an appropriate mindset for learning • How to think critically within a discipline • How to monitor their comprehension and provide feedback for themselves. In the end, the students strive to take control of their academic and personal lives, writing for themselves a winning script: a script that reflects understanding; careful, purposeful thought; and sound judgment.

 

Updated: Apr 12, 2006 11:04:35 AM