Inquiry in the Curriculum

Australian Curriculum inquiry skills

The Australian Curriculum 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:

Australian Curriculum continua/scope & sequence

  • How are the scope and sequence for the Aust Curriculum (or other curricula) being used in the inquiry?
  • How are the Aust Curriculum general capabilities being used in the inquiry?

If you’re in a non-Australian context, please use the standards and continua that are relevant to your context.


Mal Lee (2014) The educational fallacy of an ICT Continuum

Barbara Braxton (2017) The scope and sequence hat [for TLs]


Australian F-10:

If you are in a school context, you will need to draw on the relevant curriculum (Australian Curriculum, state curriculum, International Baccalaureate) in your unit plan.