The Bohally Curriculum has at its core the following aims:
- To improve student engagement, collaboration and achievement through student led inquiry and well-planned, relevant, authentic learning tasks which link to local, national and global communities, contexts and people;
- To develop student understanding of big ideas and the inherent concepts;
- To enable students to develop Key Competencies in a range of settings;
- To improve students ability to think creatively, critically and metagcognitively with a basis in the Philosophy Programme;
- To encourage participation in a variety of authentic, meaningful tasks including the use of Digital Technologies.
Inquiry Learning at Bohally enables students to:
- Take ownership for their own learning within authentic contexts;
- Start with engagement and exploration;
- Question and investigate specific questions, issues, problems or ideas;
- Asking questions, gathering and analysing information, generating solutions, making decisions, justifying conclusions and taking action.
- A flexible learning that involves revisiting steps of the inquiry process within an authentic context.
- A carefully scaffolded learning environment which is responsive to individual needs and teaches inquiry skills
W- What do you think you know?
O- Organize thinking and questions
N- what Needs to be known?
D- Define ideas, concepts and sub topics
E- Engage and explore assumptions
R- Review prior knowledge-what do you now
need to know?
Define keywords, write the search question/s, choose appropriate resource
Validate, forming conclusions- assess and review
So what do we know about this?
Evaluating and Reflecting:
So what does this mean for us?
What more do we need to learn?
Now what might be done about it?
What action could be taken?