Collaborative Inquiry Cultures

Creating a culture of collaborative inquiry is a ‘wicked’ problem. The barriers that inhibit the promotion of such a culture are ambiguous, and are therefore especially difficult to resolve. The key element required to facilitate the adoption of a culture of collaborative inquiry in a school is trust.  Teachers must constantly investigate challenging questions that … More Collaborative Inquiry Cultures

Data and Professional Learning

During the collaborative inquiry process data is used to define the problem, question current teaching practice, and ultimately to form recommendations. In this way, data use needs to be a critical consideration when engaging in professional inquiry.  As Katz and Dack suggest, teachers shouldn’t necessarily learn about data use as a technical skill. Instead, they … More Data and Professional Learning