An Inquiry Based Approach

We like questions; they keep us learning.

In fact, we like to regularly and purposefully ask them. We practice what’s referred to as an ‘inquiry based approach’. This reflects our view of your child as a constructor of their own knowledge and learning, instead of being a passive recipient of someone else’s.

Children are curious learners who naturally investigate, inquire and engage in the world around them.  Time, space and people influence how children approach learning and how they see themselves as learners.

Through such conversations we are able to enrich and guide children’s thinking and learning as they gain new understandings of themselves, the learning process and the topic at hand.

The joy in exploring meaningful interests for the children comes in the journey of discovery, not just the accumulation of knowledge. Children learn to challenge their own thinking, listen to others ideas, become researchers, be present in the moment and enjoy the whole process.

We focus on the key characteristics of effective learning.; helping children create a growth mindset, where they are encouraged to be involved and engaged learners, to develop life skills that will support them throughout all of life’s adventures and to instill a love of learning.

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In the spirit of respect, Kardinia Childcare and Kindergarten recognises the Aboriginal Peoples of Australia as the Traditional Custodians of the Land. We pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future

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