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Volume 38, No. 4

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A reflection on Guided Inquiry

GI conversations

Alinda Sheerman and Lee FitzGerald reflect on the benefits, challenges and future of Guided Inquiry for teachers and students. Teachers from Broughton Anglican College, Catherine and Jodie, express their thoughts in the videos.

Read the article, A reflection on Guided Inquiry by Alinda Sheerman and Lee FitzGerald

Strengthening particle physics education in NSW schools

Scan particle physics

Shantha Liyanage, Christine Kourkoumelis and Sham Nair describe CERN’s particle physics masterclasses as exciting, authentic learning experiences. The masterclass concept is discussed as a blended inquiry-based teaching approach to incorporate multiple learning resources to engage learners.

Read the article, Strengthening particle physics education in NSW schools by Shantha Liyanage, Christine Kourkoumelis and Sham Nair.

SPaRK - Blob: The Ugliest Animal in the World. Part 1

Blob feature

This SPaRK shares teaching activities for investigating perspective in English Stages 3 and 4, based on the book, ‘Blob: The Ugliest Animal in the World’.

Read SPaRK – Blob: The Ugliest Animal in the World. Part 1 by Dr Cathy Sly

SPaRK - Blob: The Ugliest Animal in the World. Part 2.

SPaRK Blob feature

This SPaRK focuses on teaching activities to develop students’ understanding of the concept of point of view in English Stages 3 and 4, based on the book: ‘Blob: The Ugliest Animal in the World’.

Read SPaRK - Blob: The Ugliest Animal in the World. Part 2. by Dr Cathy Sly

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