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Models of Teaching as Inquiry

  • The Teacher inquiry process and knowledge building cycle is a fundamental aspect of a schools process to build the relevant professional knowledge, skills and dispositions.

  • The cycle begins with identifying what skills and knowledge the students need to  know to achieved the desired curriculum requirements. Detailed data is required and analysed to help direct and guide the teaching practice.

  • What new skills and knowledge do the teachers need to learn to improve teaching to the students identified needs.

  • How will the teachers deepen their professional knowledge and skills with a focus on the new learning improving student outcomes. Success for a teacher is on improved achievement by the students. The new knowledge and skills must be embedded into teachers practice and allow multiple opportunities apply  the new learning. This is due to the requirement to change prior assumptions and mindsets.

  • Teachers need to assess in a variety of ways both formal; and informal how effective their teaching and learning has been for their students.