Developing an inquisitive attitude in teacher learning groups

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesTalk or presentation (not at a conference)Academic


    Learning in teacher learning groups (TLGs) can support (student-)teachers, teacher educators, and researchers in developing their expertise. For two years, we mapped the inquisitive attitude of 35 participants of five TLGs. Learning in TLGs was facilitated differently in the different TLGs. Four TLGs jointly studied and designed products. Members of the fifth TLG performed research individually and simultaneously they took part in two larger TLGs joint research projects, led by researchers. Further, the composition of TLGs differed. In this fifth TLG, only one student-teacher participated in a researcher role. On the other hand, in the four other PLGs, student teachers participated continuously in the role of practising members. The study shows that learning in TLGs positively influences teachers’ inquisitive attitude regardless of the composition and organisation of the TLG. Our findings implicate that (student)teachers, researchers and educators learning together in TLGs can support professional development and the growth of an inquisitive attitude.
    Period27 Nov 2019
    Event titleEAPRIL 2019 Conference: Meaningful learning in different settings
    Event typeConference
    LocationTartu, EstoniaShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational


    • inquisitive attitude
    • teacher learning groups
    • Networked learning