|About the book|
Written in an informal style, this is the essential, practical and accessible step-by-step guide for all teacher-training students, who in addition to facing the enormous challenge of training to become a teacher, also have to conduct their own classroom-based research.
It contains three sections that mirror the process of doing classroom research. From getting started and choosing appropriate research strategies, to making your findings public, the book covers the whole range of issues to help you succeed with what can seem like a daunting task.
Each of the chapters offers gentle guidance and support at every stage of the research process. Topics covered include:
|About the authors|
Sally Elton-Chalcraft is Course Leader for Primary Religious Studies and Module Leader for the M-level Primary PGCE Programme 'Creative and Effective Curriculum' at the University of Cumbria, UK.
Alice Hansen is Programme Leader for the full-time Primary PGCE Programme and Principal Lecturer in Mathematics Education (primary) at the University of Cumbria, UK.
Samantha Twiselton is Associate Dean in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cumbria, UK, and is Head of Initial Teacher Education for ESCalate.
|Table of contents|
Part 1: Introduction
Chapter 1: What's in it for me?
Chapter 2: Moving from reflective practitioner to practitioner researcher
Part 2: Getting started
Chapter 3: Survival skills
Chapter 4: Information skills for classroom research
Chapter 5: Ethical issues
Chapter 6: Reliability and validity
Part 3: Research Strategies
Chapter 7: Doing research in the classroom
Chapter 8: Intervention, innovation and creativity in the classroom: Using findings to improve practice
Chapter 9: Collaborative research
Chapter 10: Analysis of data
Part 4: Writing it up and making it public
Chapter 11: Presenting research in writing
Chapter 12: Presenting research in a range of forums
Chapter 13: Next steps