Great Books Foundation: Shared Inquiry Essentials

Course Available
1 Unit
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for Great Books Participants

In this course, educators explore the key concepts and practices of Shared Inquiry (TM), the Great Books Foundation's collaborative approach to learning and teaching. Educators will participate in and lead Shared Inquiry discussions, prepare interpretive questions based on a complex text and learn how to conduct discussions and other inquiry-based activities of the program.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for educators.

For Additional Course Information: Contact Denise Ahlquist, [email protected]


You must be registered with Great Books prior to enrolling for credit.


Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X743H – 010 01 Jan 202431 Dec 2024 1 $79

Great Books Foundation: Shared Inquiry Essentials

01 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
Credit Validation
Independent Study

Please Note: You must be registered with Great Books to be eligible to receive credit. 

Instructor: Denise Ahlquist

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation courses after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: December 31, 2024 (11:59pm PT)

What You Will Learn

  • Apply the key features of Shared Inquiry (TM) discussion and the role of the leader, acquiring this understanding through participating in and leading discussions
  • Prepare a complex text for Shared Inquiry (TM) by making notes and composing interpretive questions about its meaning
  • Use follow-up questions in discussion and other inquiry-based activities, acquiring these skills through practice leading, and an exercise on asking effective follow-up questions


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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