Research Review and Notes

Playing to Our Strengths: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Develop a Practitioner Appraisal Process

February 2024
Rate this article


As part of the requirements of being a teacher, practitioners are normally required by their schools or employers to take part in a process of regular performance appraisal. For many teachers and practitioners, this formalised appraisal process can feel like a ‘box-ticking’ exercise. A movement is developing towards a process that is inclusive of self-inquiry and reflection (with the outcome) resulting in goals for future professional learning.


Author: Debbie Ryder

Debbie Ryder, Ph.D., is a leader and senior lecturer within the Master of Education programme at Te Rito Maioha: ECNZ. She teachers Appreciative Inquiry and Research Methods courses, and supervises masters thesis students working with a broad range of methodologies, including Appreciative Inquiry. 


All articles of this author


There are no reviews yet.

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *