Today we had a meeting with Tamara and Pete about the Teaching as Inquiry Process. We completed a jigsaw puzzle exercise around the spiral of inquiry. The different pieces covered where:
- New Professional Learning
- Taking Action
Reporting back is well summarised in the following document.
- Keep your inquiry small and focussed on a few priority learner
- Do not try to solve/address ALL issues or concerns, again focus in on one area
- Maintain a holistic approach in all areas, be careful to take in all considerations/influences when analysing data or completing testing etc.
- It is important to take on a collaborative approach to teaching as inquiry
– Begin to narrow down my own teaching as inquiry beginning by identifying my small group of priority learners.
(2014) H. Timperly, L. Kaser & J. Halbert. A framework for transforming learning in schools: Innovation and the spiral of inquiry. Centre for Strategic Education Seminar Series Paper No. 234, April 2014
Criteria this relates to:
Practicing Teacher Criteria
1 – Establish and maintain effective professional relationships focused on the learning and well-being of akonga.,
2 – Demonstrate commitment to promoting the well-being of all akonga.,
4 – Demonstrate commitment to on-going professional learning and development of personal professional practice.,
6 – Conceptualise, plan and implement an appropriate learning programme.,
4 – Tangata Whenuatanga – Affirming Māori learners as Māori. Providing contexts for learning where the language, identity and culture of Māori learners and their whānau are affirmed.,
5 – Ako – Taking responsibility for their own learning and that of Māori learners.,
Code of Ethics
2 – Justice – to share power and prevent the abuse of power,
3 – Responsible care – to do good and minimise harm to others,
1 – Key Competencies – Managing Self,
3 – Key Competencies – Thinking