Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. develop lifelong learning skills including: analytical thinking, information management; technology skills and communication skills
  2. plan and implement a research project by applying processes of inquiry appropriately
  3. report on the outcomes of the processes of inquiry using a range of Information and Communication Technologies
  4. evaluate the outcomes of the inquiry processes in the context of the science and humantities content from the Australian Curriculum.
    • Identifying a problem
    • Ways of thinking and working
    • Creating Focus Questions
    • Searching for Information
    • Collating and storing information
    • Creating a Literature review
    • Information synthesis
    • Validity and reliability
    • Examining presentation tools
    • Creating a Presentation
    • Presenting
    • Evaluation

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

Special requirements

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.

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  • Project Plan (20%)
  • Presentation (30%)
  • Document (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

Textbook information is pending.

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