Science Inquiry and Assessment

1 Day Program

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Science inquiry in the classroom is the intentional process of providing opportunities where students are directly involved in diagnosing problems, critiquing experiments and distinguishing alternatives, planning investigations, researching conjectures, searching for information, constructing models, debating with peers, and forming coherent arguments.

Science inquiry skills are assessed, alongside content knowledge within the context of science as a human endeavour.

This program aims to increase teacher confidence and competence in the assessment of their students’ learning through inquiry by providing practical strategies to teach and assess science inquiry as an on-going process that occurs alongside the inquiry activities/sequence of learning, and use the evidence to support the growth of all learners.

As a result of engaging in this course, participants will:

  • know how to teach science through inquiry
  • understand that effective science inquiry assessment occurs throughout the inquiry process rather than only at the end
  • plan some inquiry units, identify opportunities and type of assessments, as well as design accompanying assessment rubrics.


Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it

Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Standard 5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning

1 Day Program – 8:30 am to 3:30pm

South – Professional Learning Institute – Hobart

Monday 22 March 2021

North – Tailrace – Launceston

Thursday 25 March 2021

North West – paranaple convention centre – Devonport

Wednesday 24 March 2021