Action research can be defined as “the study of a social situation with a view to improving the quality of action within it” (McKernan, 1991: 3-4).
In many ways it is “a form of self-enquiry undertaken by participants in social situations to improve the rationality and justice of their own practices, their understanding of these practices, and the situations in which the practices are carried out” (Carr and Kemmis, 1986:162).
These sessions will provide participants with the opportunity to reflect upon the role of action research in their own teaching. Exploring the basic concepts and practices, participants will review what effective action research looks like, and how it can be implemented to support personal and professional development, as well as how it can be used to support reflection of the impact of teaching practices on pupil progress.
During the course, participants will be encouraged to develop a small action research project that they can take away and implement within their own teaching.
Session 2: Planning your project
In order to reserve your place on the Action Research programme you will need to book onto each session through the website, the website will be updated once sessions have taken place.