CILASS offered several schemes that provided academic staff the opportunity to take forward curriculum development and research projects in the field of inquiry-based learning. Further details about some of the projects can be found in the IBL at Sheffield Case Studies section.
Departmental and School Projects: each department and school involved with CILASS developed a departmental/school strategy for the integration of IBL into curricula. Smaller-scale project were then formulated and implemented as part of the bid, in order to bring about the envisaged departmental/school change.
IBL Grant Scheme Projects: the IBL grant scheme funded individual members of staff, and in two cases, students, to undertake IBL projects within their department or school. These were creative, innovative projects that impacted significantly on the student learning experience through inquiry-based methods, and build on the thematic priorities of CILASS: networked learning, collaborative inquiry, information literacy and interdisciplinarity in inquiry. Projects funded through the IBL Grant Scheme were divided into three strands:
- IBL Curriculum Development projects;
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) projects; and
- Interdisciplinary IBL projects.
External IBL Grant Scheme Projects: As well as funding curriculum development projects within the University of Sheffield, CILASS funded a number of IBL projects at other higher education institutions.