Communicating as a Professional: Talk as reflective inquiry
Carmel Lillis M.Ed., B.A., Advanced Diploma in Executive and Leadership Coaching
Jan 12th (7.00pm)
Carmel will progress from focus on listening skills, clarity of message, inclusion, transparency, respect and equality (TC).
Communication skills are critically important in areas such as developing collegial relationships, giving feedback on teaching and learning, school self-evaluation, effective team work, professional conversations.
Holmund-Nelson et al. (2010), suggest that developing collegial talk focused on inquiry, involves harnessing conflicting views, negotiating meanings, ‘asking and answering probing questions’, ‘recognising the value of cognitive conflict (for) deeper understanding about the complexities of teaching and learning’, ‘using appropriate tools/protocols’ and ‘being intentional and accountable for the nature of the dialogue’ (ibid: 178).
“Teachers as leaders of the talk don’t afford value to using talk to construct knowledge and understanding” Chief Inspector’s Report.