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Issue 20.3

PDT 20.3 Cover

The cover of page of this double special issue of Professional Development Today. 20.3 and 20.4.

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PDT 20.3 Contents

Find out what's inside this special double issue of 20.3 and 20.4

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PDT 20.3 Editorial

The Editorial of Professional Development Today

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How to... find a focus for your inquiry

Vivienne Baumfield gives guidance on identifying an area of your practice which couldbe a focus for your inquiry

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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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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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How to... develop tools for Inquiry

Teachers need to be equipped to carry out professional inquiry. In this introduction Vivienne Baumfield gives practical examples and shows how many teacher inquiry tools can be developed from approaches which support student learning.

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How to... make sense of your inquiry

After the enthusiasm of carry out inquiry into their practice, teachers often find they have of information … and then struggle to organise and make sense of the data gathered. Vivienne Baumfield provides some practical suggestions.

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How to... share what you learn from your Inquiry

When teachers invest time and energy into their inquiries it is important that any new resulting new knowledge and practice is shared with others. Vivienne Baumfield shows how to effectively convey the outcomes and benefits of practitioner research.

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How to … engage effectively with research

An important part of being a practitioner researcher is not only the carrying out of one’s own inquiry, but also engaging with and learning from the research of others. Chris Brown provides guidance on how teachers can bring together learning from research literature with their own practice based knowledge to gain new professional insights.

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How to … establish a culture of teacher research and development

Lindsay Palmer and Nicky Theobald share how an enquiry culture was established within their Teaching School and its Alliance.

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How to … grow leadership capacity for research engagement

Lindsay Palmer and Nicky Theobald explore how the attitudes, understanding and skills of leaders can be transformed to enrich enquiry-led professional development

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How to … integrate practitioner enquiry into professional learning and performance management

How can practitioner enquiry make a real difference in your schools? Lindsay Palmer and Nicky Theobald provide guidance drawn from their practice.

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