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Issue 12.2

How to plan your research project

Often people realise too late that more time spent at the planning stage of their research activity would have been a good idea. Thinking time before you embark on a project can be crucial to its eventual success. In this helpful guide Mark Rickinson asks what research is, what it involves and how you can plan research so that it is effective.

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22/09/2009
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Towards a research and development toolkit

Andrew Morris describes a R & D toolkit, developed in the learning and skills sector but with potentially wider application for practitioners in a range of education settings.

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22/09/2009
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How to ask the right questions

Asking questions in research is an art. When are questions used, what are the main types of questions, how should you sequence them and which questions should you avoid? Caroline Sharp outlines some of the things to think about when using questions in practitioner research.

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22/09/2009
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Professionally developing healthier, happier staff

Now a decade old, the National Healthy Schools Programme (NHSP) has established itself as one of the country’s most widely embraced non-statutory government school initiatives. Healthy Schools is equipping children and young people with the skills to make informed health choices and, ultimately, to do better in learning and in life.

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22/09/2009
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Developing the enquiring profession

Graham Handscomb explores the potential of practitioner research to transform professional development and school practice and points the way to challenges that still lie ahead.

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22/09/2009
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How to become a research-engaged school

In this How To guide Caroline Sharp gives a definite guide on how schools and their staff can become research engaged.

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22/09/2009
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Developing school-based practitioner research

Raphael Wilkins gives a definite guide to the rise of practitioner research, explores how it can be effectively developed and anticipates its vibrant evolving future!

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22/09/2009
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Research engagement

The contribution of research engagement to professional learning and school development. Corina Seal provides the evidence for how engaging with and in research can help to personalise professional learning and bring about school improvement dividends.

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22/09/2009
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Collaborative enquiry for school improvement

Colin Green and John Roberts describe how Newport Local Authority and the School of Education, University of Wales, collaborated on developing an innovative MA in School Improvement for practitioner researchers.

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22/09/2009
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