July 23, 2024

Teresa Coffman Publishes Book

tcoffman-avatarTeresa Coffman, associate professor of education, is the author of a recently published book, “Using Inquiry in the Classroom: Developing Creative Thinkers and Information Literate Students.”

The book, published by Rowman & Littlefield in January 2013, provides an overview of inquiry learning and the importance of developing creative thinkers and information literate students in 21st century education. The text explores how learning can be directly applied in a classroom setting using real world application through technology oriented activities. Coffman showcases WebQuests, Web inquiry, telecollaborative, and problem-based activities with examples and skill-building exercises for readers to implement in their classroom. Readers work through strategies for effectively integrating technology into a teaching and learning environment so students gain maximum knowledge and understanding of core concepts. Plus, the content is personalized so that the reader can create activities and lessons for specific curriculum needs.

Coffman, T. (2013). Using inquiry in the classroom: Developing creative thinkers and information literate students. (2nd Ed.). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education. ISBN 978-1-61048-851-8

Using Inquiry in the Classroom: Developing Creative Thinkers and Information Literate Students

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.


  1. Teresa, this is really terrific! Congratulations to you!

  2. Pam Lowery says

    Great job, Teresa! Congratulations!

  3. Congratulations Teresa! Your classes were so great, so I have no doubt that this book will be a very effective learning tool for teachers!