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Teaching as inquiry

Effective pedagogy requires that teachers inquire into the impact of their teaching on their students (NZC, 2007, p. 35).

Key questions for teachers to ask of their teaching practice:

  • What happened as a result of the teaching? And what are the implications for future teaching?
  • Is there something I need to change?
  • What are the next steps for learning?
  • What strategies (evidence-based) are most likely to help my students learn this?

Examples of teacher actions to support teaching as inquiry:

  • analysing students’ answers
  • understanding student’s misconceptions and devising appropriate teaching responses
  • noticing, understanding and responding
  • using the curriculum objectives to design a sequence of lessons
  • using the numeracy framework.

Specific activities

Further information


Last updated September 5, 2018