Humanities and social sciences / Year 6 / Inquiry and skills / Questioning

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Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges (ACHASSI122)

Elaborations
  • generating appropriate questions before, during and after an investigation to frame and guide the stages of the inquiry
  • developing different types of research 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, ethical questions regarding sensitivities and cultural protocols)
  • mind-mapping a concept to create research questions that reveal connections between economic, political, and/or environmental systems (for example, ‘How does shipping connect Asia and Australia?’, ‘What is ship ballast?’, ‘How does ballast water in modern ships affect local waters?’, ‘Where in Australia has ballast water been an issue?’, ‘What are the economic and environmental impacts of ballast water?’, ‘What is Australia’s role in managing world ballast water regulation?’)
  • developing questions to guide the identification and location of useful sources for an inquiry or an enterprise 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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