Programme of Inquiry

Transdisciplinary Themes
Who we are
我們是誰

An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including family, friends, communities and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.

這是對自我本質的探索:信仰和價值觀;個人、身體、心智、社交和精神等方面的健康;各種人際關係,包括家庭、朋友、社區和文化;權利和責任;作為人的意義何在。
Where we are in place and time
我們身處什麼時空

An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

探究我們在時空中的方位;個人的歷史;家庭和旅程;人類的各種發現、探索和遷徙;從本地與全球的觀點考察個人與文明之間千絲萬縷的聯繫。
How we express ourselves
我們如何表達自己

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

探究我們發現和表達觀點、情感、大自然、文化、信仰與價值觀的方式;我們反思、擴展、享受我們創造力的方式;我們的審美鑒賞。
How the world works
世界如何運作
An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

探究自然界以及自然規律;(物質的與生物的) 自然界與人類社會的互動;人類如何利用他們對科學原理的理解;科技進步對社會與環境的影響。
How we organize ourselves
我們如何組織自己

An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

探究人類創造的制度與社區之間的相互關係;各種組織的結構與功能;社會決策機制;經濟活動及其對人類與環境的影響。
Sharing the planet
共享地球

An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

探究努力與他人及其他生物分享有限資源時的權利和責任;群體/社區以及他們內部及之間的關係;機會均等;和平與解決衝突。
Pre-Nursery (2 to 3)
All About Me
認識自己

Subject focus: Social Studies
主要科目:社會學

Central Idea:
People grow and change
中心思想:
人會成長和改變

Lines of Inquiry:
  • Ourselves and others
  • How we have changed
  • How children make use of skills
探究線索:
  • 我們與別人的相似和差異
  • 我們如何改變
  • 幼兒可發展和擁有不同的能力
Concepts: Form, Change, Connection
概念:形式、改變、連繫

LP: Inquirer, Risk Taker, Balanced
學習者目標:積極探究、勇於嘗試、全面發展

Attitudes: Curiosity, Confidence, Independence
態度:好奇心、自信、獨立性
The Arts
藝術

Subject focus: Arts
主要科目: 藝術

Central Idea:
We can explore different arts experiences
中心思想:
我們探索各種不同的藝術體驗

Lines of inquiry:
  • The arts
  • Creating arts
  • Viewing arts
探究線索:
  • 藝術
  • 創作藝術
  • 觀賞藝術作品
Concepts:Form, Function, Perspective
概念﹕形式、功能、觀點

LP: Open- minded, Caring, Principled
學習者目標﹕胸襟開闊、懂得關愛、堅持原則

Attitudes: Cooperation, Creativity, Appreciation
態度﹕合作、創意、欣賞
Food
食物

Subject focus: Science
主要科目: 科學

Central Idea:
Food comes from many places and goes through many changes
中心思想:
食物來自不同的地方及通過不同的方式轉變

Lines of inquiry:
  • Types of food
  • Where food comes from
  • How food changes
探究線索:
  • 食物的種類
  • 食物從哪裡來
  • 食物如何改變
Concepts: Form, Connection, Causation
概念:形式,聯繫,原因

LP: Thinker, Knowledgeable
學習者目標:勤於思考、知識淵博

Attitudes: Enthusiasm, Appreciation
態度:熱誠、欣賞
On the Move
交通工具

Subject focus: Math
主要科目:

Central Idea:
Transportation moves people from one place to another
中心思想:
交通工具能接載人們從一個地方到另一個地方

Lines of inquiry:
  • Different forms of transportation
  • The function of transportation
  • Why and how people make journeys
探究線索:
  • 不同形式的交通工具
  • 交通工具的功能
  • 人們計劃旅程的原因及方法
Concepts: Causation, Connection, Reflection
概念:原因,連繫,反思

LP: Reflective, Communicators
學習者目標:及時反思、善於交流

Attitudes: Curiosity, Creativity, Respect
態度:好奇心、創意、尊重
Nursery (3-4 yr olds)
Play
遊戲

Subject focus: PSPE
主要科目:個人教育、社交教育及體育

Central Idea:
People can develop different abilities through play
中心思想:人們在遊戲中能發展各種不同的能力

Lines of inquiry:
  • Learning through play
  • Building relationships
  • Play and Rules
探究線索:
  • 從遊戲中學習
  • 建立人際關係
  • 遊戲和規則
Concepts: Function, Connection, Responsibility
概念:功能、聯繫、責任

LP: Reflective, Thinker, Principled
學習著目標:及時反思、勤於思考、堅持原則

Attitudes: Cooperation, Independence, Commitment
態度:合作、獨立性、投入
Cultural Arts
文化藝術

Subject focus: Arts
主要科目: 藝術

Central Idea:
Cultures express themselves in different ways
中心思想:
人們用不同的方式表達自己

Lines of inquiry:
  • The ways people express themselves
  • Different cultures can be represented through art
  • Art can be interpreted differently
探究線索:
  • 人們表達自己的方式
  • 不同的文化可透過藝術表達
  • 藝術有不同的解讀
Concepts: Form, Causation, Perspective
概念:形式、原因、觀點

LP: Risk-taker, Balanced, Inquirer
學習者目標:敢於冒險、積極探究、全面發展

Attitudes: Creativity, Confidence, Curious
態度:創意,自信心、好奇心
Communities
社區

Subject focus: Social Studies
主要科目: 社會學

Central Idea:
Communities depend on people working together.
中心思想:
社區依賴各人互相合作

Lines of inquiry:
  • There are different roles within the community
  • Everyone is a part of the community
  • People depend on each other for communities to work
探究線索:
  • 社區內的不同角色
  • 每個人是社會的一份子
  • 人們互相信賴地為社區工作
Concepts: Function, Connection, Responsibility
概念:連繫、功能、責任
Water

Subject focus: Science
主要科目: 科學

Central Idea:
Water is essential to life and comes in many forms
中心思想:
以不同形式呈現的水是維持生命的重要元素

Lines of inquiry:
  • How water sustains life
  • Sources of water and how water changes
  • Responsibilities regarding water
探究線索:
  • 水如何維持生命
  • 水源和水的變化
  • 正確用水
Concepts: Connection, Change, Responsibility
概念:連繫、變化、責任

LP: Knowledgeable, Principled, Thinkers
學習者目標:知識淵博、堅持原則、勤於思考

Attitudes: Commitment, Integrity, Independence
態度:投入、正直、獨立性
Lower and Upper Kindergarten (4-6 yr olds) Cycle A
People Around the World
世界各地的人

Subject focus: PSPE
主要科目:個人教育、社交教育和體育

Central Idea:
People come from diverse backgrounds
中心思想:
人們來自不同的背景

Lines of inquiry:
  • Where people come from (Form)
  • Commonalities between people (Reflection)
  • Our responsibilities towards each other (Responsibility)
探究線索:
  • 人從哪裡來(形式)
  • 人類的共性(反思)
  • 人們彼此之間的責任(責任)
Concepts: Form, Reflection, Responsibility
概念:形式、反思、責任

LP: Reflective, Principled, Caring
學習者目標:及時反思,堅持原則,懂得關愛

Attitudes: Empathy, Commitment
態度:同理心,投入
  Celebrations
慶祝

Subject focus: Social Studies
主要科目:社會學

Central Idea:
People recognise different important events and festivals in their lives.
中心思想﹕
人們生活中會有各式各樣的慶祝活動和重要事件

Lines of inquiry:
  • Why people celebrate(Causation)
  • How people celebrate (Function)
  • How the arts can be used in celebrations(Perspective)
探究線索﹕
  • 人們為什麼要慶祝(原因)
  • 人們是怎樣慶祝的(功能)
  • 人們是如何把藝術元素運用到各類慶祝活動中(觀點)
Concepts: Causation, Function, Perspective
概念:原因、功能、觀點

Concepts: Open-minded, Risk-taker, Communicator
學習者目標:胸襟開闊,勇於嘗試,善於交流

Attitudes: Tolerance, Creativity, Respect
態度:寬容,創意,尊重
  Money
錢幣

Subject focus: Maths
主要科目:數學

Central Idea: Currency is used in daily life
中心思想:
貨幣流通於人們的日常生活中

Lines of Inquiry:
  • Types of money (Form)
  • How currency works (Function)
  • Currency has value (Connection)
探究線索:
  • 錢幣的種類(形式)
  • 貨幣的運作(功能))
  • 貨幣的價值(連繫)
Concepts: Form, Function, Connection
概念:形式、功能、連繫

LP: Balanced, Reflective, Thinker
學習者目標:全面發展,及時反思,勤於思考

Attitudes: Independence, Appreciation, Integrity
態度:獨立,欣賞,正直
Plants
植物

Subject focus: Science
主要科目:科學

Central Idea:Plants are a valuable resource
中心思想:
植物是寶貴的資源

Lines of Inquiry:
  • How plants change (change)
  • Plants and their relationships with living things (Connection)
  • Our responsibility towards plants (Responsibility)
探究線索:
  • 植物的變化 (變化)
  • 植物與生命的關係 (聯繫)
  • 我們對植物應有的責任(責任)
Concepts: Change, Connection, Responsibility
概念:變化、連繫、責任

LP: Knowledgeable, Inquirers
學習者目標﹕知識淵博,積極探究

Attitudes: Cooperation, Curiosity, Enthusiasm, Confidence
態度﹕ 合作,好奇,熱誠,自信
Lower and Upper Kindergarten (4-6 yr olds) Cycle B
Actions and Consequences
行為和後果


Central Idea:
Consequences can help us to reflect on our actions
中心思想:
行為的後果可以幫助我們檢討行為本身

Lines of Inquiry:
  • Actions have consequences
  • Reflecting on actions
  • Taking responsibility for our actions
探究線索:
  • 各種行為的後果
  • 檢討我們的行為
  • 為自己的行為負責
Concepts: Causation, Reflection, Responsibility
概念:原因、反思、責任
Stories
故事


Central Idea:
Stories can express ideas and inspire imagination

中心思想:
故事能表達意念及激發想像力。
Lines of inquiry:
  • Different types of stories
  • How stories are created and shared
  • Feelings and emotions that stories evoke
探究線索:
  • 各種各樣的故事
  • 人們如何創造及分享故事
  • 故事能喚起不同的感覺和情緒
Concepts: Form, Causation, Change
概念:形式、原因、變化
Technology
科技


Central Idea:
Technology can impact the way people communicate
中心思想:
科技影響人們的溝通方式

Lines of inquiry:
  • People have different ways of communicating
  • How technology has aided communication
  • How people choose to communicate
探究線索:
  • 食物的種類
  • 食物從哪裡來
  • 食物如何改變
Concepts: Form, Change, Causation
概念:形式、改變、原因
Systems
系統


Central Idea:
Human-made systems meet the needs of people
中心思想:
系統化的模式能滿足人們的需求

Lines of inquiry:
  • Transport systems around us
  • How transport systems support the needs of people
  • How visual language enables systems to function
探究線索:
  • 與我們息息相關的交通運輸系統
  • 交通運輸系統如何給予人們的需求
  • 視覺語言如何促成交通運輸系統的運作
Concepts: Causation, Perspective, Connection
概念:原因、觀點 、連繫