We are currently a part of the ALL PLD (advanced literacy learning professional learning development). This has helped to put the teacher as inquiry concept into a new light. Coupled with some university papers I am currently doing I am beginning to see it as having a purpose beyond another piece of paperwork to justify my practice. I am beginning to understand it as a means of interrogating practice with the ultimate goal of leading to social change. I have also come to see inquiry in loght of practitioner research. This is where a split is seen. Practitioner research as a means of interrogating practice and action research as practitioner research with a outcome of action which addresses social discrepancies.