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Collaborative Enquiry – Action Research

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Our CPD Tuesday afternoons are now into their second year.  Our cross-curricular enquiry groups have settled well.  Professional dialogue has increased and the atmosphere in the school altered.  A climate of sharing, reflecting and experimenting has evolved. Our Collaborative Enquiry Groups keep their name because the focus of their work has not shifted.  Looking at issues from multiple perspectives and enquiring into these issues is still our aim.  However the process has become more formalised this […]

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary – Thursday Briefings – A New Year

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Our whole school Teaching and Learning focus this year is based around engagement and motivation.  How do we encourage our learners to be as active, engaged and reflective as possible? The sub-types of emotional engagement and agentic engagement suit our context and our students best if we want our work to lead to a change of teaching practice and a change in student learning behaviour.  Johnmarshall Reeve’s article, ‘A Self-determination Theory Perspective on Student Engagement’, made […]

The use of video to aid reflection

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This spring term our CPD focus has altered to include the use of video to aid reflection and our approach is based on the work of Mike Hughes. We continue to work towards providing opportunities for staff to talk about teaching using classroom based evidence.  Whilst CPD during the autumn term relied on the written work of students, this term relies on video clips which show teaching and learning in action. The cross curricular Collaborative Enquiry Groups remain […]

Collaborative Enquiry Groups – continuous professional development

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Tuesday afternoons have a new look at Wymondham High for the academic year 2014-15. Lessons end at 2.10 and CPD begins. A CPD model based on collaborative enquiry has been adopted. This is in acknowledgement that while the exchanging of tips and solutions, the visiting of outside experts and the observation of colleagues play an important role in CPD, it is when teachers are active in the CPD process, experimenting and engaging in conversations based […]