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Data collected from four science teachers was analyzed in order to determine if professional development courses supported teachers in learning and implementing inquiry. Finding indicated that there was little or no change in the teachers' individual understanding of inquiry. Professional development courses did enhance the teachers' ability to design inquiry-based activities, although classroom implementation did not reflect high levels of inquiry.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2008
The Soul of Teaching and Professional Learning: An Appreciative Inquiry into the Enneagram of Reflective Practice
This paper makes a contribution to the theory and practice of educational action research by introducing two theoretical and methodological resources as part of a personal review of sustained professional experience: 'appreciative inquiry' and the 'enneagram'. It is more than a theoretical exercise, however, because it also constitutes an action-oriented reflection on the transitional nature of the author's professional situation, moving from work as a school-based primary school teacher and head teacher to work as a consultant.
Updated: Jan. 07, 2008