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Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning: An Environmental Scan of Approaches Across McMaster University


You are invited to take part in a survey on the inquiry approach to teaching and learning at McMaster University administered by Dr. Mark Busser, Dr. Alise de Bie, Aoife Hawthorne, Catherine Hu, Emily Louro, and Professor Sheila Sammon.  

We are hoping to better understand the current landscape of perspectives and approaches to this model of teaching and learning. 


To learn more about the survey and the research study, particularly in terms of any associated risks or harms associated with the study, how confidentiality and anonymity will be handled, and how to obtain information about the survey’s results, please read the accompanying letter of information


This survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available until August 13th, 2021. All instructors are invited to participate.  


This survey is part of a study that has been reviewed and cleared by the McMaster Research Ethics Board (MREB) (Protocol 5263).  


You are free to complete this survey or not. There is a quit button on each page if you would like to end your participation.  


If you have any questions about the study, please contact Dr. Alise de Bie at  


If you have any questions or concerns about your rights as a participant or about the way the study is being conducted, please contact:  

McMaster Research Ethics Secretariat 

Telephone 1-(905) 525-9140 ext. 23142 

C/o Research Office for Administration,  

Development and Support (ROADS) 



By participating in this survey you agree to take part in this study. Informed consent will be requested on the next page.