Also, a quick update on the partnership work in the UK with the Whole Education Network. Many of you know that the Spirals of Inquiry is being piloted with cohorts of schools in the UK, with a research team following progress and working on a report. We’ll share the full report when available, but for now, here are a couple of quotes from their experience:
Seriously engaging with Spirals of Enquiry is difficult work, at least initially, because it is a new way of doing things. It requires organising, good questioning skills, a willingness to seriously listen and have your thinking challenged. And sometimes the scanning response elicits painful responses from children and young people which are hard to hear.
I’ve loved doing the process and just the fact that you are making the kids the centre of it has been the absolute key to figuring out what we should do next. We’ve already started thinking about how we might adapt it and change it, so we will definitely be using this again
Judy and Linda, in partnership with Whole Education, launched a new cohort of UK schools back in November and you’ll find some notes and feedback from that session here.
Within the next week we’ll have our website updated with how BC schools are focusing their inquiries this school year – more to come…
Happy New Year!