Te aromihi pouako e puta ai ngā ihu o ngā ākonga Māori

An inquiry and knowledge-building cycle for appraisal

He hurihanga uiui, whakatupu mātauranga mō ngā aromihi

Figure 4. Teacher Appraisal for Māori learners' success: An inquiry and knowledge-building cycle

This website is structured around an inquiry cycle (Figure 4) for teachers to work through with leaders, reflecting the close connection between whole-school cycles of professional learning and appraisal.

The cycle is founded on the teacher inquiry and knowledge-building cycle presented in the Teacher Professional Learning and Development BES (Timperley, Wilson, Barrar, and Fung, 2007). It is consistent with all the principles of appraisal for learning. Schools that are committed to appraisal for learning will fully integrate appraisal into their ongoing cycles of professional learning. They will also support individual teacher appraisal with whole-school cycles of self-review that are similarly integrated with professional learning.

Each stage of the cycle provides background information (“What to think about”), links to helpful resources (“What to use”), and case studies (“What it might look like”). An introductory section (“Using evidence in inquiry”) discusses the use of data when appraisal is integrated with the teacher inquiry and knowledge-building cycle.

Using evidence in inquiry

Identifying priorities for Māori students

Identifying professional learning needs

Professional learning

Making changes

Reviewing the impact of changes

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