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ERIC Number: EJ933569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1359-866X
Evidence-Informed Collaborative Inquiry for Improving Teaching and Learning
Sinnema, Claire; Sewell, Alison; Milligan, Andrea
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v39 n3 p247-261 2011
Evidence-informed collaborative inquiry is central to the improvement of teaching and learning for diverse students. This research investigated the impact of a professional learning intervention on the improvement of social studies teachers' practice, and their students' learning. Data were gathered from 26 primary and secondary teachers before, during, and after a year-long research and development project. Analysis of interviews, observation notes, teachers' reports, and reflective journals revealed how "both" engagement with outcomes-linked evidence and collaborative inquiry supported and challenged teachers to improve their classroom practice, and positively impacted on a range of outcomes for their learners. We illustrate this through two vignettes of teachers' inquiries. (Contains 1 figure and 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand