A Pragmatic Guide to Doing and Leading Practitioner Enquiry - Workshop 1Developing an Enquiry

Tuesday, 30th April 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Registration from 5:30 pm

The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) standards and the Scottish Professional Learning Model require teachers in Scotland to engage in and with research. Yet for many it feels unachievable alongside high workloads. These two workshops try to challenge that myth and share pragmatic ways of incorporating enquiry into teaching and learning.  

Workshop 1 (30th April): Developing an Enquiry 

  • What is practitioner enquiry, its background and how it fits with practice and research

  • Some key rules to make sure it is manageable while working full time 

  • Time to work through developing an enquiry question and planning the research process 

Workshop 2 (14th May): Leading a Practitioner Enquiry Community 

  • Key characteristics of a practitioner enquiry community 

  • Sharing of practice including one or two examples from local schools/Local authorities

  • Including student led enquiry in the enquiry community 

  • Time to talk through practicalities and potential tensions with time to problem solve. 

Workshops can be taken as individual sessions or you can join us for both, please register for workshop 2 here.

Who should attend?

These workshops are aimed at teachers and education professionals. 

Workshop 1 targets those with limited or no practitioner enquiry experience, introducing a model of enquiry starting with practice.

Workshop 2 is for leaders running or intending to run an enquiry approach in their setting exploring characteristics of enquiry leadership and potential connections. 

Benefits of attending

Workshops can be taken as standalone sessions or in combination. We aim to introduce a model of practitioner enquiry for professional learning which emphasises student outcomes and can be incorporated into practice. Underpinning both sessions is an emphasis on usefulness of the process and outcomes for all participants. 


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