Graeme Aitken offers his five top tips for teachers undertaking teaching as inquiry in their practice
Top tips for teachers undertaking inquiry
by Prof Graeme Aitken
An introduction to teacher inquiry and its role in improving teacher practice and student outcomes.
A brief introduction to the scanning phase of the spiral of inquiry and some tools to use for data collection and reflection during this phase.
An overview of the checking stage of the spiral of inquiry and some tools for recording and evaluating evidence of the impact of changed practices and new approaches.
How to go about taking action by trying new approaches and practices and recording their impact.
A brief introduction to the professional learning phase of the spiral of inquiry and some useful tools for identifying the focus and possible sources of professional learning.
How to go about developing a hunch as part of the spiral of inquiry
An overview of the focusing stage of the spiral of inquiry and some tools to help narrow and refine the focus of inquiry.
How teachers and schools can utilise student voice to support assessment and inquiry
A tool to support teachers and schools to think about how well they currently are supporting their students and their learning and to identify areas for improvement
Professor Helen Timperley discusses how schools should monitor and collect evidence to understand the ongoing impact of their inquiries.
Professor Helen Timperley discusses how schools should measure improvement, impact and progress in their students.
Professor Helen Timperley discusses how schools should determine what to focus on in their inquiries.
Professor Helen Timperley discusses how schools should start thinking about embedding evaluative thinking in their practice.
Dr Aaron Wilson talks about data-informed strategies that schools can employ to assess their students' progress and achievement.
Dr Aaron Wilson discusses how to sensecheck the way you interpret data.
Dr Aaron Wilson explains how schools can use their data to inform and improve teaching and learning.
Dr Aaron Wilson explains how to go about collecting and analysing data as part of Teaching as Inquiry.
Dr Aaron Wilson explains what data conversations are and why schools should engage in them.
Professor Helen Timperley discusses the importance of evaluative thinking.