How to grow classroom-based practitioner enquiry & research
Tom Carter and his school colleagues, Stephen Ham, Doug Johnson, Janet Pearson, Frederique Midroit, Emma Barton and David Greenwood, provide practitioner insights into how to go about classroom-based research.
Pupil power and professional development
Andy Markwick and Mike Davies describe how the development of student 'voice' at their school is beginning to change approaches to teacher development.
How to engage teachers in action learning sets?
Tracey O’Brien gives tips on how to develop collaborative learning amongst one’s colleagues.
Imagination in Education: the work of Kieran Egan
Sue Lyle introduces the ideas of Kieran Egan, one of the world’s foremost thinkers on imaginative education, and considers the implications of his ideas for professional development.
Engagement in School-based Collaborative Enquiry
Sveta Mayer reports on a programme which fosters collaborative enquiry and has led to teachers taking greater ownership of their professional development.
Improving Teaching and Learning
Graham Handscomb shows how professional development is fundamentally about learning - improving the learning of children and learning alongside them.
Using a Development and Research Approach to tackle bullying
How can development lead research to bring about improvement? Mark Rickinson and Andrew Morris show how combining research rigor and practical development had positive impact on anti-bullying strategies.
Active Enquiring Minds: empowering young researchers
The research of children and young people is not only vital to learning but also makes a fundamental contribution to school self-evaluation. Graham Handscomb and Ros Frost describe the research and development process through which “Active Enquiring Minds”, a resource to equip young researchers and the adults who support them, was developed.
Ensuring effective feedback for focussed CPD
Peter Taylor provides practical guidance on giving feedback to staff on classroom practice and shows how this can form an integral part of teacher professional development.