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. apply processes of inquiry to carry out a scientific investigation
  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
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as 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 develop open, critical and responsible attitudes while using the inquiry process as identified in the Australian Curriculum to investigate and seek answers to local and global social and environmental issues. The subject provides students with the opportunity to complete a detailed inquiry of an environmental issue, with the focus on the methods needed to support the teaching and learning of science and the humanities. 

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.

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

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