Network of Inquiry and Indigenous Education
The NOIIE is made up of inquiry based schools, educators, and school districts in British Columbia and beyond. Using an inquiry-oriented, evidence-based approach to learning and teaching through the Spiral of Inquiry, the Network is dedicated to:
- Every learner crossing the stage with dignity, purpose and options
- Every learner leaving our settings more curious than when they arrived
- All learners gaining an understanding of and respect for Indigenous ways of knowing
- Through our collective efforts, eliminating racism in schools
Schools participate by engaging in the Spiral of Inquiry and, annually, submitting case studies to share learning and impact. NOIIE shares resources, case studies and reflections in a spirit of generosity, curiosity and growth. Network schools are also supported by educational leaders as they work towards improving outcomes for all learners.
The NOIIE and the Spiral of Inquiry have already had significant impacts on student and teacher learning and is highly replicable to more schools, districts, and education systems as the framework is easily adaptable by design. Overall, students outcomes include higher academic achievement, better well‐being, and more of a sense of belonging for Indigenous students and awareness and understanding for settler students. Teachers report feeling more connected, supported, energized, and curious about how their actions and learning impacts students. The model of both the network itself and the inquiry methodology builds adaptive expertise and collective efficacy.