Research Cycle

 The Question Mark

 Vol 1|No 2|September|2004

Quality Teaching
From Theory into Practice

By Jamie McKenzie

How do we move past grand theory to effective practice?

The field of education is loaded with rhetoric and blather, but most teachers have little time, patience or energy to take on new burdens that are ill-defined and impractical. In many respects, teaching is a game of survival, but those who argue for increased quality are often remote from the concerns and realities of the classroom. Many of their recipes, prescriptions and models fail when the school bell rings the start of day.

The Seemingly
Irrelevant Question

By Jamie McKenzie

When we don't know what we don't know . . .

It is quite difficult to explore the unknown, in part because it is off the radar and out of sight.

"Out of sight is out of mind."

But the most promising mental territory may be that uncovered by the seemingly irrelevant question.

Credits: The photographs were shot by Jamie McKenzie.
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