At Bell Primary School, through our process of Inquiry, we teach students how our learning is taking place alongside what we are learning. Through the development of a toolkit, containing five broad learning assets, we guide students in becoming independent and active learners. Our learning assets are collaboration, communication, self-management, research & thinking.
Students are provided with opportunities to learn through self-direction and to have their needs and interests met through the curriculum. This approach to personalised learning promotes student voice and choice while linking new learning to the existing knowledge, experiences and interests of the student.
Through explicit teaching of our learning assets, we aspire to create independent, curious, confident inquirers who independently investigate questions, problems, issues and interests. Students are scaffolded and supported through the stages of inquiry cycle; Tune In, Finding Out, Sorting Out, Going Further, Reflection and Action in which we promote critical, logical, creative and reflective thinking and explore learning beyond the classroom to the ‘real world’.