Inquiry in the Australian Curriculum

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM INQUIRY CONTENT DESCRIPTORS & ELABORATIONS

The Australian Curriculum version 8.2 explicitly includes the development of inquiry skills within:

  • F-12 Science
  • F-6 HSS (History, Geography, Civics & Citizenship, Economics & Business)
  • 7-10 History, Geography, Civics & Citizenship, Economics & Business
  • 11-12 Ancient History, Modern History and Geography

Here are Word docs with the inquiry and skills content descriptors and elaborations for primary Science and HSS:

READINGS

Lupton, Mandy (2014) Inquiry skills in the Australian Curriculum v6: A bird’s eye view. Access. Vol. 28, No. 4, Nov 2014: 8-29.

ASSIGNMENT 2

If you are in a school context, you will need to draw on the relevant curriculum (Australian Curriculum, state curriculum, International Baccalaureate) in critiquing and designing a unit of work.

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