In Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) students learn about history, geography, civics and citizenship. They investigate their personal and community identity, and gain an understanding of their nation and its place in the world. They learn to participate effectively in maintaining and improving the quality of their society and environment.
At Salamah College, students engage in Inquiry-Based Learning through exploring ‘big ideas’ and contributing questions in each unit of work. To cope with the demands of today’s world, students need to know more than just the core subjects. They need to know how to use their knowledge and skills by thinking critically, applying knowledge to new situations, analysing information, comprehending new ideas, communicating, collaborating, solving problems, and making decisions. Inquiry Learning is a process whereby students are involved in their learning, formulate questions, investigate widely, and then build new understandings, meanings, and knowledge. Inquiry is the process in which a learner uses their background knowledge to approach new situations and ask questions to find out more.