"Taking the Temperature" teacher survey

Why are we doing this survey?
We want to find out about teachers’ experiences as learners in today’s schools.

We are particularly interested in whether or not your professional learning experiences are supporting you to think about the future of education, and what this means for you and your practice.

We are keen to hear from as many teachers as possible and we would really value your input. If you are interested in helping us with this, please keep reading.

The survey is entirely voluntary – participation is totally up to you. But you do need to be a teacher, currently (or recently) employed in any New Zealand school.

Who are we?
We are a team of researchers from Edge Work: AUT’s network for educational futures. (See: http://www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/study-areas/education/educational-futures for more information on Edge Work.) 

The team members are Jane Gilbert, Ally Bull, Leanne Lamb, and Edith Hodgen.
What is involved?
You need to know before you start the survey that it is quite long. It could take you an hour to complete—so you need to make sure you can set aside this much time at one sitting. It needs to be this long so we can get the kind of in-depth information we need if we are to be able to say anything useful about the current state of teacher PLD. 

Apart from the time it will take, there should be no disdvantage, cost or risk to you, beyond those of everyday living. Hopefully, you will find the survey interesting and thought-provoking. However, if you should find any of the questions invasive or offensive, feel free to leave them unanswered. If at any point in the survey you change your mind about wanting to participate, you can just stop and exit the survey. If you do this, none of the responses you have entered up to that point will be saved. However, once you’ve completed the survey and pressed the ‘submit’ button, you won’t be able to withdraw your information, as we will have no way of knowing which responses are yours.

Your contributions will be entirely anonymous. No-one will know (or be able to find out) what you said. All the responses we receive will be aggregated and analysed together as a group.

How will my information be used?
We will use the information we get from everyone’s responses to write a report, which will be publicly available. We will also write short blogs on the Edge Work website and a paper on our findings for an education research journal. We hope the findings from this project will be used to inform future decision-making about teacher PLD in New Zealand.

3% of survey complete.