I am new to these forums and so far I find them extremely helpful as an English teacher.
I agree that collaborative inquiry is a good idea to incorporate in our classes. I actually have been doing this for a while with my adult students and they really enjoy it - it helps their critical thinking skills and also produces a wide range of vocabulary. I don't really know how to do this with my younger learners though as their language is very limited - they are creative and can think critically but I'm not sure if they are ready for inquiry. I do a lot of group work and pair work though and they really enjoy that.
Any ideas of how I can do collaborative inquiry with my YLs?