This workshop is designed for teachers who want to take inquiry further and who believe in the power of personal passions!
“Whatever your circumstances, you need to find time to be in your element - to do what gives you energy rather than what takes it from you.” Ken Robinson, 2013
There has been growing interest in ‘personalised learning’ for many years now. Increasingly, schools are making arrangements to provide more opportunities for learners to learn to be self-directed and to have their needs and interests met through the curriculum. An inquiry-based approach is in itself, an approach that recognizes the importance of learner voice and choice and of linking new learning to the existing knowledge, experiences and interests of the learner. In this sense, inquiry has always been an approach that nurtured learner agency but this can be amplified when learners can pursue the questions, interests, problems and wonders that matter to them.
Teachers who use an inquiry based approach are committed to helping learners ‘learn to learn’ and equipping them with the skills and dispositions to more independently investigate questions, problems, issues and interests. But what opportunities do we give learners to do this beyond the “units of inquiry” we may develop? How can we provide learners with real opportunities to follow their passions and to truly inquire into those things that matter to them? And why is this so important?
This workshop is all about supporting learners to design, pursue and assess their own journeys of inquiry and how these pathways sit alongside shared inquiries.
We will explore the following questions with practical tasks and lots of recent examples from classrooms:
This workshop would best suit teachers who already have some understanding of inquiry and are using this approach in some form in their school.
We also recommend you come with at least one other colleague so you can collaborate on an action plan for your return to school.
Completing ‘Inquiry Learning: The Whats, the Whys and the Hows’ will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 2.5.2, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 3.5.2, 3.6.2, 5.1.2, 5.2.2, 5.3.2, 5.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Register a Group & Save
Register 5 or more delegates and pay $230.00 per person
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm