At Box Hill North Primary School we use the inquiry approach to learning, which involves students forming their own questions about a topic and having time to explore the answers.
Students are involved in a series of activities that are sequenced by the following core areas:
- To tune in
- Find out information
- Sort the information
- Draw conclusions
- Go further by working in small groups or independently
- Take action to use what they have learnt in the wider world.
A whole school inquiry unit called ‘Learning to learn’ begins each school year. Students consider how they learn and the environmental conditions that assist them to learn best. With their teachers they set personal learning goals, and discuss school and classroom expectations and routines.