Educators Inquiring About the World
Lay the foundations for meaningful interpretation and implementation of curriculum in the context of science and humantities. Seek answers to local and global social and environmental issues using various information and communication technologies.
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- 25 Nov 2019
- 01 Jun 2020
- 30 Nov 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- develop lifelong learning skills including: analytical thinking, information management; technology skills and communication skills
- plan and implement a research project by applying processes of inquiry appropriately
- report on the outcomes of the processes of inquiry using a range of Information and Communication Technologies
- evaluate the outcomes of the inquiry processes in the context of the science and humantities content from the Australian Curriculum.
- You as a Learner: Basics of learning and inquiry; Learning styles; Collaboration
- Unpacking inquiry: Inquiry and what inquiry looks like
- Defining your research problem
- Questioning: Creating questions to refine your problem
- Locating: Finding information; Evaluating research data; Ethics
- Curating: Using tools to store online research
- Evaluating and reflecting
- Communicating and presenting your report
- Web links
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Resources and Links
- Audio-Video streaming
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as EDC171 Teachers Inquiring about the World.
This subject provides an introduction to systematic processes of inquiry which lay the foundation for meaningful interpretation and implementation of curriculum. Students will learn the principles of inquiry and be introduced to inquiry methodologies as well as discipline specific inquiry approaches for Science and HASS. A cross-curriculum priority will be chosen as the thematic focus for the unit. This will assist students when they are selecting a global and local issue as the topic of their inquiry project. The inquiry project will require students to use and develop skills in critical and creative thinking, analysis and evaluation, problem identification and problem solving, ICT, and collaborative participation, which are important WIL skills and 21st century competencies.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.
- Project Plan (20%)
- Presentation (30%)
- Document (50%)
Textbooks are not required.
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