Nurturing Learner Agency Through Inquiry - ONLINE, with Kath Murdoch

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 21 May 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA7ef

Due to international travel restrictions this event is going ONLINE, but please note this session will NOT be recorded, so if you register, participation on the day is essential.

To ensure this session is interactive numbers for this ZOOM session are limited to 40.

Nurturing learner agency through inquiry              

Learner agency has become a central goal of education systems around the world. Supporting learner agency means providing opportunities for students to make decisions about their learning and to build a repertoire of strategies that allow for more independent, thoughtful investigation. Inquiry as an approach to learning is a powerful vehicle to nurture agency as it invites learners to question, problem solve, investigate and act on learning most often in authentic, high-stakes, contexts.

At the heart of the inquiry approach is the belief that learning is, quite simply, something that the learner does – not something that is done to them. Inquiry based teachers work in ways that support the learner to do ‘the heavy lifting.’  When applied thoughtfully, the use of an inquiry approach is all about agency. Inquiry teachers intentionally help learners build transferable skills and dispositions as they investigate questions of significance to them. When the approach is applied to authentic problems or challenges in local and global contexts the agentive dimension of learner identity can be further amplified.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

07 July 2020 – 07 July 2020