Lifting student agency through collaborative teacher inquiry

This project is focused on explicitly identifying, further developing and evaluating the actions of teachers that result in students developing and employing ‘agency’ either individually or as a group. The project works with educators working directly with Year 5 and 6 students, and the students themselves (particularly priority groups), across two Manawatu schools, Russell Street and Ashhurst schools. The focus in this collaborative inquiry is on the actions, knowledge and attitudes of the teachers, individually and collectively, that will enable students to be self-managing or agentic. Hence, the project focuses on developing teacher capability and agency via the use of a (revised) internationally recognised model of collaborative inquiry, jugyou kenkyuu (Japanese learning study model).