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


Central Idea:
People grow and change
中心思想:
人們的成長和改變

Lines of Inquiry:
  • Similarities and difference between ourselves and others
  • How we have changed
  • Abilities we have and develop as young children
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: Reflection, Change, Connection
概念:反思、改變、連繫
Learn through play
從遊戲中學習


Central Idea:
Through play we express our feelings and ideas and come to new understandings.
中心思想:
我們透過遊戲來表達感受和想法,從而建構新的知識。

Lines of inquiry:
  • Different forms of play
  • Communicating through play
  • Imaginative use of materials
探究線索:
  • 不同形式的遊戲
  • 透過遊戲進行溝通
  • 運用不同的物料發揮想像力
Concepts: Form, Function, Connection
概念:形式,功能,連繫
Food
食物


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需要通過不同的方式轉變

Lines of inquiry:
  • Where food comes from
  • How food changes
  • How we manage waste
探究線索:
  • 認識食物從哪裡來
  • 食物如何改變
  • 我們如何處理廚餘
Concepts: Connection, Causation, Responsibility
概念:連繫,原因,責任
On the Move
交通工具


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
  • 人們為什麼和如何計劃自己的旅程
Concepts: Causation, Connection, Reflection
概念:原因,連繫,反思
Nursery (3-4 yr olds)
Friends
朋友


Central Idea:
Friendships affect our lives and can have an impact on well-being
中心思想:
友誼影響我們的生活,也能使人身心健康。

Lines of inquiry:
  • Why friends are needed
  • Appropriate behaviours within friendships
  • Things friends like to do together
探究線索:
  • 為什麼需要朋友
  • 友伴間的適當行為
  • 與友伴一起進行的事
Concepts: Reflection, Responsibility, Connection
概念:反思、責任、連繫
Let’s Create
一起創作


Central Idea:
People express themselves in different ways
中心思想:
人們用不同的方式表達情感

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


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


Central Idea:
Water as a limited resource
中心思想:
水是一種有限的資源

Lines of inquiry:
  • How we use water
  • How water changes
  • Proper uses of water
探究線索:
  • 我們如何使用水
  • 水的變化
  • 正確用水
Concepts: Function, Change, Responsibility
概念:功能、變化、責任
Lower and Upper Kindergarten (4-6 yr olds) Cycle A
People Around the World
世界各地的人


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
  Celebrations
慶祝


Central Idea:
People recognise different important events and festivals in their lives.
中心思想﹕
人們生活中有著各式各樣的慶祝活動及重大事件

Lines of inquiry:
  • Different types of the events and festivals (Causation)
  • Similarities and differences between various events and festivals (Function)
  • Organising an event or festival (Perspective)
探究線索﹕
  • 各式各樣的慶祝活動及重大事件
  • 各類慶祝活動的異同
  • 慶祝活動時的籌備工作
Concepts:Causation, Function, Perspective
概念:原因、功能、觀點
  Money
錢幣


Central Idea: People can use currency in human-made systems
中心思想:
貨幣流通於社會體系中

Lines of Inquiry:
  • The different ways people can pay for goods and services (Form)
  • Why we need to pay for goods and services (Causation)
  • How different currencies connect people (Connection)
探究線索:
  • 人們可以選擇各種不同的付款方法購買商品(形式)
  • 人們購買商品及服務需要付款的原因(原因)
  • 各種不同的貨幣把各地人民聯繫起來(聯繫)
Concepts: Form, Causation, Connection
概念:形式、原因、連繫
Plants
植物


Central Idea:Plants play a role in our daily lives
中心思想:
植物在我們日常生活中發揮作用

Lines of Inquiry:
  • How life is sustained on earth (Function)
  • The impact of plants on our lives (Connection)
  • Our responsibility towards plants (Responsibility)
探究線索:
  • 地球上的生態是怎樣維持的(功能)
  • 植物對人類生活的作用及影響(連繫)
  • 人類對植物應有的責任(責任)
Concepts: Function, Connection, Responsibility
概念:功能、 連繫、責任