Future Focused Inquiries (Te Toi Tupu)


Through an action research approach, and based on teaching as inquiry, the future focused inquiries programme supports teachers, schools and their communities to explore learning opportunities afforded by modern learning environments and future focused practices that lead to transformative change in teaching and learning. The inquiries are school/teacher generated where particular contexts and needs can be directly addressed. Each facilitated programme includes the following:

  • A blend of face-to-face and online facilitation which is provided through the 2–3 terms of the programme support. 
  • Teachers are mentored to lead professional learning in their own setting and in clusters, particularly through engagement in online groups and networks. 
  • Teachers' digital stories of change are collaboratively developed with the facilitator through the teaching as inquiry process, and finally published online as examples of effective practice to share with the wider profession.

Visit the Te Toi Tupu web site to learn more about this project.