Pedagogical Documentation in Inquiry-Based Teaching & Learning

Teachers at UCLA Lab School initiated an action research project to investigate the practice of pedagogical documentation by students and teachers as part of inquiry instruction. This brief summarizes what UCLA Lab School teachers have learned from their research on the use of pedagogical documentation to support learning in the classroom as well as instructional planning. The research team offers these findings so that teachers in other school contexts may consider possible implications for use of pedagogical documentation to promote active learning and reflection in their classroom communities.