‘From the very beginning of education, the child should experience the joy of discovery.’
– Alfred North Whitehead
Our Inquiry approach embraces the philosophy of lifelong learning and is a process of learning that draws on a range of tools and strategies to develop thinking processes, research skills, collaboration, independence and ownership of learning.
An inquiry approach is used across many of the learning areas of the Victorian Curriculum, including, but not limited to: The Humanities (Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, History and Geography), Technologies (Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies) and Science.
The content of this curriculum is concerned with developing student’s understandings about the complexity of the world in which they live. Inquiry is teacher guided and student driven, which makes the learning relevant and meaningful for students and helps them make connections to their own world. A focus is placed on developing the capabilities of creative and critical thinking, ethical understandings, intercultural, personal and social communication to prepare students for the future. It attempts to cater to different learning approaches and helps to personalise learning. Student’s process information and respond to their new knowledge.
The goal is to develop empower the potential of all students to participate and contribute in their community and the contemporary world.