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  • 1.  Collaborative Inquiry

    Posted 11-12-2019 04:55 AM

    Hello everyone,

    I am fairly new to the forum, but I thought it would be a great place to reach out to fellow educators  I am currently enrolled in a Masters of Education program through a Canadian university and my current course is all about Collaborative Inquiry (CI).  I have been learning about and experiencing CI for the first time. I was introduced to a CI framework called "Collaborative Inquiry: A Facilitator's Guide", which was published by Learning Forward Ontario.  The framework suggests that when implementing CI, educators should engage in the following four steps.

    1. Frame the Problem (What do you want your CI to focus on)
    2. Collect Evidence (what, where and how to collect data)
    3. Analyze Data (identify patterns and make conclusions)
    4. Celebrate and Share (Share new understandings)

    I was wondering if any of you have experience using this framework to guide you through CI.  Did it work well? What difficulties did you face? Or, have you used a different framework in your workplace?  I am interested in learning more about what CI looks like in practice. Any feedback or suggestions you have would be extremely valuable.

    Thank you!

    Crystal C.

    Crystal Cullimore
    Kindergarten Teacher
    Asuncion, Paraguay