Learning Continuum of Critical and Creative Thinking

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This element involves students developing inquiry skills.

Students pose questions and identify and clarify information and ideas, and then organise and process information. They use questioning to investigate and analyse ideas and issues, make sense of and assess information and ideas, and collect, compare and evaluate information from a range of sources. In developing and acting with critical and creative thinking, students:

  • pose questions
  • identify and clarify information and ideas
  • organise and process information.

Level 1

Typically by the end of Foundation Year, students:

Pose questions

pose factual and exploratory questions based on personal interests and experiences

Identify and clarify information and ideas

identify and describe familiar information and ideas during a discussion or investigation

Organise and process information

gather similar information or depictions from given sources

Level 2

Typically by the end of Year 2, students:

Organise and process information

organise information based on similar or relevant ideas from several sources

Pose questions

pose questions to identify and clarify issues, and compare information in their world

Identify and clarify information and ideas

identify and explore information and ideas from source materials

Level 3

Typically by the end of Year 4, students:

Pose questions

pose questions to expand their knowledge about the world

Identify and clarify information and ideas

identify main ideas and select and clarify information from a range of sources

Organise and process information

collect, compare and categorise facts and opinions found in a widening range of sources