Module 5: Living Inquiries – Communication and Literacies


Welcome to Module 5: Living Inquiries - Communication and Literacies.

Modules 3-6 explore four living inquiries, and the pathways provided by the Early Learning Framework. If you haven’t learned about living inquiries, or want a refresher, visit Module 3.

The four living inquiries are

  • Well-being and belonging
  • Engagement with others, materials, and the world
  • Communication and literacies
  • Identities, social responsibility, and diversity

In this module, you are invited to explore the living inquiry of communication and literacies.

You will also review pathways related to the inquiry, and mini-case studies that demonstrate how these pathways have been included in an educator’s practice with children from birth to age eight.

For each of the pathways, critically reflective questions help you think about how you can include the inquiry into your practice, whether that be in your home, a child care setting, or a classroom setting.