Learning through investigation requires the learner to explore, compare and critique materials related to the concepts and ideas being taught. This type of learning is frequently based on the investigation of questions, scenarios or problems.

There are core tools in the VLE and beyond that support “Investigation” learning types. Click the information icons (i) to find out more about each potential tool.

In addition to the core tools in the VLE that support “Investigation” learning types, the university also supports other tools identified below, which we refer to as VLE+ tools:

Finally we also list some tools below that we recognise as useful but do not offer direct support for. We refer to these as Recognised tools:

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Prompts

As you develop your Investigation learning activities, think about how you can make the learning experience more accessible for all students – ask yourself the following questions: 

  • How will you know if learners are able to investigate/explore/critique appropriately?
  • How will you address investigative skills gaps?
  • Are multi modes of investigation possible?