Teaching M.A.

Number of Pages


Year Approved


First Advisor

Farrington, Karin

Second Reader

Charles Strand


Inquiry-based teaching is a fundamental method in the innovations that leads to creative problem solving. In this thesis, the research supports how asking facilitated inquiry-based questions can prompt curiosity and discussion for K-5 grade Art students to gather new perspectives and information. Based on the literature review, critical thinking skills are applied through inquiry-based teaching. Facilitating students through the engagement of inquiry-based teaching gathers vital clues to be gathered in the application of creative problem solving. As the need for creativity is highly appraised in our workforce; guiding students with skills to think curiously and critically to gather new knowledge through inquiry-based teaching is age appropriate and can be applied in primary education to lead creative problem solvers.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis