Inquiring into PLD Facilitator Practice to Support Culturally Responsive Literacy Pedagogy
This paper presents a documentary account of one aspect of the PLD programme being implemented by the Literacy Language Learning Te Waipounamu PLD Team. The Team’s ongoing inquiry, research and evaluation processes identified appreciative inquiry and ‘smart tools’ as “high leverage acts” within the PLD programme. We focus here on a particular ‘slice’ of this ongoing embedded inquiry, namely the use and impact of the “Focus Student Protocol” as a PLD innovation. The protocol is used within the Teaching as Inquiry process that underpins the PLD programme. Through this account we highlight the positive outcomes of this approach for both teachers and students.