Examples of enquiry skills which will be developed at each stage of the cycle of learning
- Reflect on their own experience of, and responses to, the concept.
- Respond to others’ ideas and situations.
- Recognise human experience which may be different from their own.
- Express how their responses to the concept maybe applied in specific situations.
- Identify the issues raised in applying their responses to specific situations.
- Recognise some of the difficulties or problems involved in developing a coherent set of beliefs and values.
- Recognise the complexity of concepts.
- Frame questions (problematizing the concept).
- Define and analyse concepts by forming criteria.
- Construct explanations.
- Give good reasons and distinguish good from bad reasons.
- Construct inferences (if … then …).
- Explore the interpretation of concepts.
- Recognise that differing religious, social and cultural contexts influence interpretations and raise sometimes controversial issues that demand further engagement.
- Express and communicate their understanding of why context influences interpretation of a concept.
- Build capacity to compare different interpretations of concepts by giving examples.
- Show sensitivity to the interpretations of the concept in the context.
- Form an evaluative judgement about the significance of the concept within the given context and without.
- Discern and clarify the reasons behind different judgements, including their own and those of others.
- Recognise specific characteristics which make a difference in forming a judgement.
- Express the value the concept has beyond the context.