If inquiry is so important, then why aren’t more teachers using it in their classrooms? According to one study, the most common reasons include
• confusion about the meaning of inquiry,
• the belief that inquiry instruction only works well with high-ability students,
• teachers feeling inadequately prepared for inquiry-based instruction,
• inquiry being viewed as difficult to manage,
• an allegiance to teaching facts, and
• the purpose of a course being seen as preparing students for the next level.