What were Delwynneâs learning needs? What was her inquiry question?
"My learning needs arose from the limited impact of the professional development that I was providing for teachers. I had believed it was of benefit, but I realised that, in reality, schools were just doing what they had always done with a bit of tweaking.
I needed to understand what it was about my work that had resulted in superficial changes to teacher practice. I needed to learn how to change my practice in a way that would support teachers to achieve real improvements in their practice and in student outcomes.
So my inquiry question became 'In my everyday interactions with teachers, how can I enable them to critically reflect on their practice in order to make significant, lasting improvements to the ways in which they work?'â
How does this inquiry question relate to your practice?
Describe a recent situation when you noticed that improvements from a PD initiative were insignificant or didnât last.
What were your key actions within this initiative?
What was it about your work that enabled or hindered the school or teachers to improve their practice and sustain the improvements?
How do you know? What evidence do you have?
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