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• Give the learning skills a valued place in the report, when we are
reporting on our students. Would it be more meaningful for parents to
hear how their child has grown as a learner than whether or not they
have achieved the content outcomes?
• Often connecting content inquiries with specialist teachers can be
challenging, and sometimes not possible, but connecting and planning
with specialist subject teachers, looking through the lens of developing
learning skills, may lead to more seamless alignment and collaboration.
There is no reason that children could not inquire into, for example,
persisting or working as an effective team member in PE class or
• The Curiosity Project is often something I find challenging to use
classroom time for, as it does not meet the UOI outcomes, but allowing
the Curiosity Project to be a vehicle for inquiring into learning skills has
lessened this feeling. Could these learning skills be the ‘curriculum’ of
the curiosity project?
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