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Is it neglected no matter what curriculum at the primary level?
Are we preparing our learners to be good ‘scientists’ or good inquirers?
Science helps students to become critical thinkers by encouraging to evaluate the use of science in society and the application of science in daily life- Science Learning Area Statement, Curriculum Framework 1998, WA
Inquiry is embedded in the unit whether it be science, math, language
It is these inquiry experiences that prepare learners for the real world.
If science is ‘a process which encourages hands-on experience and inquiry, and enables the individual to make informed and responsible decisions, not only in Science but also in other areas of life". (IBO, 2007) then are we doing enough?