Educators have known for many years that learning to read, write, speak and listen can be made much more effective by making connections between disciplines.
‘Inquiry Learning’ is proving an effective way to deliver an integrated curriculum and an efficient method of ‘covering’ all that is demanded by the Victorian Curriculum in a given time frame.
Inquiry learning places the children at the heart of the learning experiences. Units of work are planned and proceed using the children’s questions (‘Wonderings’) about a broad, overarching, open-ended investigation through which the requirements of the English curriculum are satisfied.
Children may be immersed in reading, writing, speaking and listening activities to learn about the Season of Easter, for example.
The inquiry process weaves in and out of the following phases: