Key Concepts

The Key Concepts are the powerful ideas that have relevance within the subject area
and that students explore and re-explore in order to develop a coherent, in-depth understanding. These concepts are like the "keys" that unlock the door of understanding. Also, by thinking through the key concepts our learning can connect across subjects and topics. 


The 8 Key Concepts & Key Questions

Form - What is it like?

Function - How does it work?

Causation - Why is it like it is?

Change - How is it changing?

Connection - How is it connected to other things?

Perspective - What are the points of view?

Responsibility - What is our responsibility?

Reflection - How do we know?

This video may help you understand how to apply the Key Concepts at home: Key Concepts VIdeo (This video was created by another school, however it highlights a wonderful usage of the Key Concepts at home).