Characteristics of an Effective Teacher
as an Enquiry is developed
- They have well-articulated goals and rationales. They
encourage parents and others to voice their questions and concerns.
- They share what they know about an issue but also acknowledge
what they do not know. They encourage class efforts to look for answers.
- They teach complexity and try not to protect students
from it. They recognise the difficulty of complexity, even for adults.
- They teach multiple perspectives and explore alternative
views on issues. They use disagreements between perspectives to spur
further clarification and research.
- They are aware of their own feelings and opinions about
an issue. They make it clear to students what their views are and that
it is okay if other people disagree (especially students).