Australian Curriculum Categories

ACHASSI153

Apply a methodology to locate and collect relevant information and data from a range of primary sources and secondary sources

Elaborations

  • identifying steps in the research process (for example, identifying information needed, locating information, recording relevant information from sources) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • using a range of methods, including digital applications, to plan and conduct an information search, and to refine a search for specific or relevant information/images (for example, using ‘image search’ and ‘advanced search’ functions) (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • compiling a list of different primary and secondary sources that might contribute relevant information to an investigation of the past (for example, papyrus scrolls, coins, statues, human remains for an archaeological study) or to an investigation of an environmental issue (for example, recorded observations, annotated field sketches, surveys, interviews, and photographs of changes or events) (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • collecting useful information from secondary sources to answer inquiry questions (for example, articles, graphs, charts and statistics to show religious diversity in Australia; information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics to understand patterns of employment in Australia; thematic maps, weather maps, climate graphs, compound column graphs and population pyramids, reports, census data and the media to support a study of liveability of a city) (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • applying ethical research methods to conduct research with people and communities, including applying protocols for consultation with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, demonstrating respectful behaviours in sacred or significant sites, and giving consideration to sensitive issues when seeking information from people (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)

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