Following this we were asked to complete a research challenge. Teachers had time to complete a research task in relation to the big idea of 'Future Focussed Education'. This was an opportunity to revisit the vision for learning and teaching that we had developed at the end of 2014 and time to explore some of these ideas further. We developed an inquiry question and shared them with the group. We then had to plan, find, analyse and communicate our new learning. As part of the presentations, we were asked to include examples from our classrooms this year so that this could also be an opportunity for celebrating success.
The inquiry questions that we researched were:
- What is the role of a teacher in a future focussed learning environment?
- How do you develop agentic learners?
- How has our understanding of developing ‘knowledge’ changed?
- How can we use technology effectively in a future focussed learning environment?