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Week three: Self-audits and reflective inquiry
This channel is to discuss content from week three regarding self-audits and reflective inquiry.
Facilitators, you can use this channel to post about your reflections from the week’s activities – this may include posting your answer to one or two of the activity’s questions: (1) How would you adapt the resources from the T-SEDA pack to your setting? (2) How can you ensure that teachers don’t lose momentum when conducting a reflective inquiry into their practice? (3) What support can you provide when teachers are formulating their inquiry foci and questions?
Inquirers, you can use this channel to post a summary of the area(s) you wish to explore in your inquiry. Think about the challenges you may encounter and the ways in which you will mitigate these.
Remember to respond to others’ posts as well!
I have gone through the week three videos regarding self-audits and reflective inquiry. The self-audits is very important and helpful to teachers as it shows the level of teachers in having educational dialogues with their students before going through the T-SEDA resources and the level they will be afterwards. On the other hand the reflective inquiry is very important for us teachers, especially for us in Africa and Sierra Leone to be specific. With the reflective inquiry, I will focus on identifying my interest and aims in my classroom, for example, I will want to see how my science students can work in groups in conducting a pendulum experiment and since I am not sure how they will collaborate effectively in making this work, I will like to investigate how they will go about doing it and in doing this I will focus and adapt on my inquiry questions and have an inquiry plan and methods to investigate their collaboration in doing the experiment.
1. As I am a teacher in Sierra Leone, I will adapt the resources from the T-SEDA pack to my setting by conducting a training with other teachers in my school and help them to implement the ideas in their classrooms and I will follow up with them to see how they are implementing the resources.
2. One way I can ensure that teachers don't lose momentum when conducting a reflective inquiry into their practice is by encouraging them and telling them about the importance of a reflective inquiry in their classroom and I will follow up with them to see how the implementation is going in their classroom.