By nature, humans are inquisitive and innovative. Curiosity stirs something within us - kia nanawe ake. We begin to search for explanations and new solutions about “why”, “how” or “what if”. In education, we are inspired to leave our world better than we found it - we want to push the boundaries of educational possibility.
The Innovation and Inquiry Symposium is a forum for kaiako, teachers, leaders and researchers to share ways they are testing new ideas, inquiring, and disrupting the status quo. The symposium is designed to create a space where:
curiosity, critique and new possibilities are the focus
investigations into puzzles of practice are shared
classroom and akomanga innovations are explored
The Innovation and Inquiry Symposium brings together passionate people who want to dig deeper into our big educational questions. Think of it as a ‘living, learning exchange’ where we focus on moving inquiry and innovation from the shelves into the everyday life of kura, schools and local communities.
Teacher-led Innovation Fund (TLIF) projects
Dr Vince Ham eFellows
Classroom and akomanga inquiry and research projects
All presentations are peer-reviewed, meaning they have been scrutinised by education and research experts to ensure rigour and relevance. There are three types of sessions options - Tasters, which are 25 mins and provide an overview of the project and findings - and 60 minutes, and 90 minutes which are a deeper dive.
The Innovation and Inquiry Symposium is fully integrated into the conference programme and can be booked as part of delegates' personal breakout selection process. Register for the full uLearn19 conference and attend as many of the sessions as you like.
Most IIS sessions are 25 minutes, which includes discussion time. However, should you have a bigger group and you would take to take a longer slot, please select the 60 minute or 90 minute option.
It works like this:
There will be a five minute break between each session. Delegates can pick and choose how many of the grouped sessions they attend.
Get your work published
CORE publishes the names and abstracts of peer-reviewed Research and Inquiry Symposium presenters every year.
Heoi, nau mai, kake mai rā!
Come and join us!