GTC Scotland

The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Critical considerations

The following ten critical considerations are issues/contextual factors that must be considered and planned/accounted for when planning and engaging in practitioner enquiry. These critical considerations emerged from the research with schools. They were significant factors common to all schools and individuals engaging in practitioner enquiry. These factors influenced and impacted on how worthwhile and successful, or not, the enquiry approaches and projects were.

The ten critical considerations are necessarily interrelated and interdependent on each other. Outlined in the visual below are some of the particular points worth emphasising and giving specific attention to when planning and engaging in practitioner enquiry. To understand more about the critical considerations of Practitioner Enquiry, select each of the sections on the wheel below:


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