TITLE

REFLECTIONS OF INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING THROUGH AN INTEGRATED CURRICULUM APPROACH: TWENTY YEARS ON

AUTHOR(S)
Gill, Lea
PUB. DATE
October 2015
SOURCE
Practical Literacy: The Early & Primary Years;Oct2015, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the curriculum developments of inquiry-based learning through an integrated curriculum approach of Australia Department of Education. She notes the efforts of the Apollo Parkways Public School to stress the importance of an integrated inquiry as a crucial aspect of helping students develop understandings. She also asserts the crucial role of inquiry-based learning to being able to manage all the curriculum changes placed on primary school teachers.
ACCESSION #
109557022

 

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