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Criterion 12

Fully certified teachers use critical inquiry and problem-solving effectively in their professional practice.

Key indicators:

  • Systematically and critically engage with evidence and professional literature to reflect on and refine practice.
  • Respond professionally to feedback from members of their learning community.
  • Critically examine their own beliefs, including cultural beliefs, and how they impact on their professional practice and the achievement of ākonga.

Guiding question

How do I use e-learning to advance the learning of my ākonga/learners through critical inquiry with my professional learning?

Teacher inquiry is an evidence-based process that allows teachers to trial new pedagogies and tools in relation to the needs of their class. It can be a powerful tool for implementing e-learning in the classroom.

Facilitators and teachers discuss teaching as inquiry through a blended e-learning lens.

e-Learning as inquiry
The e-Learning as Inquiry framework is an adaptation of the Teaching as Inquiry framework. The school stories and resources on this page support your understanding of using the e-Learning as Inquiry framework. Explore integrating e-learning contexts into your practice, evaluating whether your teaching practices produce better outcomes for your students.

Teacher inquiry snapshots
Snapshots of teacher inquiries into e-learning tools and practises using a spirals of inquiry model.  

Past eFellows reports
Access the research from teachers who have been released from the classroom for up to two weeks per term to conduct research around the impact of e-learning in NZ contexts.

Professional development
Find out how you or your school can participate in these professional development programmes and courses.

Professional learning communities
Information, school stories, and resources providing information about and links to professional learning communities for NZ teachers and school leaders.

Access to the latest articles on the topic of e-learning in education can help to inform approaches to trial within a teacher inquiry.

Research and readings
A collection of e-learning related articles that can be used to help inform classroom practice.

Education counts – e-Learning publications
These publications draw together current research surrounding e-learning practices in New Zealand educational contexts.  

ERO – Publications
In this section you'll find ERO's evaluation indicators and frameworks, national evaluations, resources, effective practice reports, and guides.

BES – (Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis) Programme
BES is a collaborative knowledge building strategy designed to strengthen the evidence base that informs education policy and practice in New Zealand. Find resources and publications in this section of education counts. 

A hub for independent educational research in New Zealand. 

Students' learning experiences with the Web 2.0 tool MyPortfolio: a case study of one high school classroom
A research report from Victoria University (2010) on the use of digital tools. Marielle Lange unpacks some of the findings from this research in her blog post, Does a public audience help the development of metacognitive skills? , in the VLN.

e-Learning community discussions

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