Connecting Inquiry and Professional Learning in Education: International Perspectives and Practical Solutions
Anne Campbell, Susan Groundwater-Smith
Routledge, Mar 7, 2013 - Education - 210 pages
How might inquiry enhance the professional practice of student and practising teachers, teacher educators and other practitioners? What effect might this have on the learning of young people in and outside of the classroom?
Based on the findings of an international colloquium and drawing upon a range of practices from the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and Australia, this book is designed to make explicit the connections between Practitioner Inquiry and Teacher Professional Learning in Initial Teacher Education and Ongoing Teacher Professional Development.
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It brings together writers who work in designing teacher education courses, and those who are practice-based researchers and policy makers. Crucially, many of these writers inhabit both spheres, and their accounts of how they successfully combine their multiple roles will prove vital reading for all those involved in examining and improving practice leading to enhanced teacher professional learning.
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 3 Teaching as a researchinformed and researchinforming profession
Is it all possible?
Developing transprofessional understanding through practitioner inquiry
Coming together and doing research for a common moral purpose
Chapter 7 Coconstructing a new model of teacher education
Forging authentic research identities through practitioner inquiry
Creating the conditions for praxis inquiry learning
A year of qualitative research
Lessons and questions from one study
Sidebyside professional learning in the classroom
A partnership with a difference
A podcast between Philippa Cordingley Kris Needham and Mark Carter and discussion by Susan GroundwaterSmith and Anne Campbell
Connecting inquiry and professional learning
what are their needs? Some lessons from Scotland