Inspired by Michael Fenton’s tiny resolution to ask more questions, I have one of my own that I would like to get other people’s ideas and opinions on in order to further my reflection:
What are the criteria that define a « culture of inquiry »?
I ask this question because we often through around the word « culture » and the word « inquiry » in the context of the classroom, the school and the teaching profession. But do we even agree on what they mean? Or are we assuming and therefore often discussing/arguing about different things when we engage in conversation? If we don’t have a shared understanding, how can we work together toward a shared goal?
Some sub-questions to deepen our discussion:
- Is a culture of inquiry our vision for our schools? Our profession? Our leadership?
- Who is involved? or Who should be involved?
- In this different from « learning through inquiry »? or does it fit together somehow?
So, what are your thoughts? Let’s talk.