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From: Rik Vanderhauwaert
Posted At: 5/27/2015 9:48 AM
Practitioner inquiry as professional learning - Malaga (SP) - May 2015
scores: yes / +- / no / no answer
Do  you feel that:   
1. you are aware that evidence based teaching is important for the quality of education; 14 / 0 / 0 / 0
2. you are aware that practitioner research is an important professional learning strategy; 14 / 0 / 0 / 0
3. you understand the relationship between academic research and your own practice; 12 / 2 / 0 / 0
4. you can identify major outcomes of academic educational research relevant for your practice; 9 / 4 / 0 / 1
5. you recognize the importance of academic research to enhance practice; 13 / 1 / 0 / 0
6. you understand how practitioner research can contribute to the quality of teaching and learning; 13 / 1 / 0 / 0
7. you know how you can apply practitioner research in your practice; 10 / 4 / 0 / 0
8. you can use the outcomes of practitioner research to take appropriate actions to enhance the practice; (one not filled in) 8 / 5 / 0 / 0
Do you intend to start or to keep up:   
9. making your professional practice more evidence informed; 14 / 0 / 0 / 0
10. using practitioner research as a professional learning strategy; 11 / 3 / 0 / 0
11. taking steps to move towards a professional culture of learning in your own school/organisation. 12 / 2 / 0 / 0
General evaluation   
12. Are you aware of the intercultural differences between participants? 14 / 0 / 0 / 0
13. Have you learned other things than you expected to learn? 11 / 1 / 1 / 0   
14. Do you feel your experience and expertise were taken into account in this course? 14 / 0 / 0 / 0
15. Were you satisfied with the accommodation provided during the course? 13 / 1 / 0 / 0
16. Were you satisfied with the course organisation (timing, sequencing, work load....)? 13 / 1 / 0 / 0
17. Were you satisfied with the content of the course? 14 / 0 / 0 / 0
18. Were you satisfied with the educational methods of the course? 13 / 1 / 0 / 0

comments and suggestions!

• I got the chance to understand what I learned before – it makes sense for me now
• I am really satisfied with the results of this course. I learned a lot and came to new insights on evidence based teaching. We had a wonderful group with very enthusiastic  colleagues. In all I enjoyed it very much. Thanks for everything.
• Fantastic input from all tutors. You raised the bar and I would say you all shared crucial elements of what an outstanding educator/teacher should look like. I feel more comfortable in sharing teacher inquiry and its importance with my colleagues. I want to highlight that I acknowledge the role and expectations of a teacher is changing. My passion is apparent to colleagues but I want to focus on individual learning and involve pupils as much as possible. E.g. the way they learn, how they learn before I consider high expectations. My pedagogy has changed and also my vision for teaching. I must consider / bespoke research question which is pertinent to ALL learners and aspire to read theory and models to grasp all the elements.
• I am but a small piece in the organization, but if we are allowed, I will certainly try to apply what I’ve learned. I learned a lot about similarities and differences between the educational/methodological approach of the different countries that were present. This was an important personal goal for me. At first I had my doubts about this. It wasn’t quite ‘teach what you preach’, but the organization took the daily evaluations at heart and was brave enough to make the necessarily changes!! THANK YOU!!
• More than sincerely thanks for the passion, the expertise, the professionalism, the flexibility, the knowledge, the support, the belief in outstanding education, the shared insights, the efforts. Go on like this. During day and night we talked about education. Pupils are the future, we give them the opportunities.
•  For Rik, Marleen, Rutger and Sanneke. I have so much ideas, information, learned, now I want to share it with my colleagues. Thanks, thanks, thanks!
• I learned a lot during the professional dialogues. At times, it felt we having more time for assignments would have been a good idea. On the other hand, the time allocated for the course had to be structured, so all in all, I think it was the best possible outcome. Apart from input, which better structured my frame of reference, the valuable parts of the course were the participants, their experience and expertise. It all worked really well! THANK YOU!
• Thanks a lot for the very valuable experience. I can only think of one suggestion to make it perfect: I think my learning experience would even be better if the long sessions of listening were to be a bit more active (tasks and discussions outside is a very usefull and valuable break in listening). I discovered I could not absorb as much as I wanted to during some classes. But…that would make it perfect and since no one is perfect. Thank you all so very much. It was a unique experience on different levels.
• Question 10 +_ will be yes next year. I learned more than expected on systems, structures, working with others,…I have found the course to be very informative and very helpful in understanding my own role as a teacher and a manager. The professional dialogues have helped to clarify (through challenge and support) the practitioner I want to be and the steps I must take in order to do this. A wonderful opportunity to share practice, ideas and research with enthusiastich and dedicated individuals. Thank you!
• I learned more than expected on how helpful it can be to participate in a professional dialogue.  It was visible that tutors were well prepared. One of them however could consider thinking over again interaction with participants. The week was really fruitful.
• I learned more than expected on professional learning communities. Good content, sometimes needed more time to enhance content. Great people, marvelous group. The group was diverse. This resulted sometimes in not talking about the frame, regarding their frame of reference. This resulted sometimes in enriching because of the perspective of diversity. We (primary, secondary, advisers, teacher trainers, high school) do have common goals, problems. Provide a ‘ring – map’ it will make it better. Thank you for the opportunity that I could be part of this nice course.
• About the implementation of practitioner inquiry: the future will show.
• The link practitioner inquiry – academic inquiry is in theory self-evident but can be elaborated a lot more. I found the professional learning dialogue the strongest learning opportunity. It depends on the group. We started with our personal plan a little too late. Some plans were too vague (no details on how and which data would be collected, far from how to interpret them. And this is the most difficult part.
• Ownership and own input is necessary to link the theory with the practice. The professional dialogue is a good way of working, but it takes time. Make the input ‘choice – oriented’. I’ld like to learn more about data analysis. Think on a learning line: theory Dana – refine question – link theory with practice – analyse of data, conclusions and presentation. Very happy. I discovered other perspectives, new stories and saw similar challenges in education. The challenge will be to apply this now!
•  I was not satisfied with the course organization on Thursday morning (note from the organizer – we had changed the structure of the course)
• I learned more than I expected on special needs.
Created at 5/27/2015 9:48 AM by Rik Vanderhauwaert
Last modified at 5/27/2015 9:50 AM by Rik Vanderhauwaert