Inquiry Teaching & Learning
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Inquiry is an approach to teaching and learning that we use throughout the school and across subject areas. We frame our units of work for Inquiry around ‘big questions’ and refer to this specific learning time as Big Question Time or BQT.
During these sessions students explore content from curriculum areas such as The Humanities, Science, Health, Design & Technologies. In junior year levels, students take part in ‘Discovery Time’ sessions, where they are encouraged to wonder and become curious learners; they then explore topics of interest in a hands-on environment. As students move upwards in their schooling, they are able to take greater ownership over their learning journey and develop big questions for self-exploration.
We believe that lifelong learners need to be equipped with a set of skills and dispositions. We refer to the skills as ‘learning assets’ and the students become familiar with these from Prep. We explicitly teach the learning assets of communication, critical thinking, researching, self-management and collaboration, alongside the curriculum content, to equip our students with the tools required to be capable and successful learners.