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.

Learner Outcomes

  • 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

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, denise.ahlquist@greatbooks.org


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

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Course Format
Course Fee(s)
EDU CV - $75 credit (1 units) $75.00
Available for Extension Credit
1 units
Section Notes

Please Note: You must be registered with Great Books to be eligible to receive credit. If you are applying for credit, please download and complete this credit information form.

Course Dates: 2021 OPEN

Course Format: Blended (classroom and online)

Location: varies across the U.S.

Audience: K-12 educators

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, 2021 (11:59pm PST)

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