In 2017/18 our inquiry question was will a focus on the Thinking Competencies help support;
How we help students understand the big idea?
How we help students make connections?
- To what they are learning
- To the world in general
- To other subject areas
How we help students reflect on their learning?
Now, in 2018/19 our evidence suggests that a focus on thinking and talking about ideas and where they come from has created a shift in teaching and learning to
- A highlighting of and connection to big ideas as a central pillar from which curriculum is explored (What are the big ideas you are learning about?)
- The why of what we are teaching and what students are learning (Why is what you are learning important?)