13 Oct 2021
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Due to ongoing travel restrictions this workshop will now be held online
‘The Art of Inquiry Teaching’: a practical workshop exploring the pedagogy of inquiry with Kath Murdoch
What’s it all about?
We have known for a long time now that the key to improving student learning is for teachers themselves to have opportunities to strengthen their own pedagogy. This is no easy feat when we are bombarded with demands that so often fall outside our core work – teaching! This workshop is about turning the spotlight on the complex, fascinating experience of teaching through, for and of inquiry.
It explores the relationship between the ‘moves’ we make in the classroom and student learning including our approach to questioning, our deliberate ‘noticing’, the release of responsibility, ways we cultivate curiosity and the deliberate emphasis on learning to learn.
‘Based on the popular resource “The Art of Inquiry” Kath Murdoch will guide participants through 10 practices designed to build a solid repertoire of strategies and teaching approaches in-keeping with an inquiry stance. These practices are applicable across the curriculum.
The day will be filled with examples and clips from classrooms and opportunities to interact and experiment with techniques, gradually building a rich palette of possibility to enhance your teaching. Not only will your repertoire be enhanced –you will have a deeper understanding of this profoundly engaging and powerful approach to working with young people.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn with and from a global leader in inquiry-based learning. Kath’s down to earth and engaging style coupled with her vast experience makes this a great professional learning opportunity!
Kath Murdoch is an experienced teacher, author, university lecturer and popular consultant. She is highly regarded for her work in the field of inquiry-based learning in which she has taught, written and researched for over 30 years. Based in Australia, Kath works in schools throughout the world to support teachers and children in using contemporary approaches to teaching and learning. Never losing sight of the privilege of working with children, Kath remains uniquely attuned to classroom life. She is the author of over 15 books for teachers most recently publishing the best-selling ‘Power of Inquiry’ and the exquisite set of inquiry coaching cards ‘The Art of Inquiry Teaching’