The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Enhancing professionalism in education since 1965

Research and Policy

The potential of practitioner enquiry is widely recognised, both nationally and internationally in education policy and research.

Current Scottish education policy highlights the centrality of teachers engaging in systematic professional enquiry, at all phases of their leadership and career development. To understand more about the research and policy aspects of Practitioner Enquiry, select each of the sections on the wheel below:

The most successful education systems ...invest in developing their teachers as reflective, accomplished and enquiring professionals who have the capacity to engage fully with the complexities of education and to be key actors in shaping and leading educational change. (Donaldson, 2011:4)


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