Inquiry learning

Through the process of inquiry, the students at Charles Weston School - Coombs develop their ability to question, ponder and explore the world around them. Nurturing their inquiring attitudes enables students to continue the quest for knowledge throughout life. Through our integrated inquiry units, students study the key learning areas of Science, Humanities and Social Studies and Technology. Students have opportunities to examine the world around them by wondering, planning, analysing, creating and reflecting on their learning. They do this by engaging in inquiry units that are authentic and link with real world issues and allow learning to grow out of students' natural curiosity to question the world.

The inquiry units at Charles Weston School - Coombs have been developed to provide our students with learning and understanding that is significant, relevant, engaging and challenging and reflects the importance of current world issues.

By organising curriculum content around central deep understandings and big ideas students have opportunities to learn through investigations that are both intellectually stimulating and engaging. Students are able to demonstrate their learning and understandings through the use of 'rich assessment tasks'.

All units of work are based on the content provided by the Australian Curriculum and are taught in a sequential order so that skills, knowledge and understandings are built upon as students progress throughout school.

Inquiry learning at CWSC