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Humanities and social sciences / Year 5 / Inquiry and skills / Questioning

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Curriculum content descriptions

Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges (ACHASSI094)

Elaborations
  • asking questions before, during and after an investigation to frame and guide the stages of an inquiry
  • developing different types of questions for different purposes (for example, probing questions to seek details, open-ended questions to elicit more ideas, practical questions to guide the application of enterprising behaviours)
  • developing questions to guide the identification and location of useful sources for an investigation or project (for example, ‘Is this source useful?’, ‘Who can help us do this project?’, ‘What rules/protocols must we follow when we do this inquiry/project?’, ‘What resources do we need to conduct this project?’)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Authenticity (Texts),  Experiments,  Research questions,  Human settlements,  Geographic location,  Business and enterprise

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