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Implementing inquiry: What can be learned from the Round One Teacher-led Innovation Fund (TLIF) projects?

Sue McDowall

The  Teacher-led Innovation Fund (TLIF) is a government fund intended to help groups of teachers develop innovative practice. The Ministry of Education had shared four themes that had already emerged from TLIF Monitor meetings as being important in teacher-led inquiry. The themes related to the way that TLIF teams:

  • worked with external experts;
  • engaged with the community;
  • used an evidence base to information implementation; 
  • sustained inquiry with a changing team.

Each of these themes is explored in the research, which involved interviews with teachers and principals from four primary and four secondary schools.

There is a full report and a summary which focuses on four TLIF inquiries with strengths in each of the thematic areas.

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Research report
Ministry of Education
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