An important aspect of mascil is that teacher groups are collaborative communities that meet multiple times to inquire into developing their teaching and student learning, so that inquiry has a more prominent role in the classroom and features in ways that links learning to the world of work in mathematics and science.
This way of working has been shown to be valued by teachers as it is a particularly effective mode of professional development.
Two tools have been provided which you can use with your group:
Tool PDC-1 Challenges – prompts the group to explore their beliefs and values in relation to their professional learning
Tool PDC-2 Collaborating – facilitates a group discussion about the way the group will work and key roles in the group
It is useful to use both tools on one of the first occasions that the group meets.