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Spirals of Inquiry is a handbook organized to provide you with specific inquiry tools, research evidence ad practical examples from British Columbia schools. You will hear arguments for the importance of considering and combining wise, strong and new approaches to inquiry and learning. You will be introduced to a set of questions that can shift thinking and practice. You w ...more
Paperback, 1st, 83 pages
Published February 2013 by BC Principals and Vice-Principals Association
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The ideas presented in this 'handbook' are appealing: What educator doesn't want his or her students to develop an ability to seek deeper levels of knowledge? The book provides minimal use as a handbook, however, as it presents more of an overview than a step-by-step approach. The writing was uninspiring and laboured and I struggled to read more than 3 pages at a time before becoming disinterested. The book relied heavily on works by J. Hattie, and although numerous works are provided in the ref ...more
A must read for school leaders. Halbert and Kaser provide a good balance of the why and how of a team-inquiry approach to professional learning in a school. They also share local examples of successes and challenges to help school staff members move deeper in their professional learning.