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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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Systematic enquiry made public

Sharing what you have learned from your inquiry is an important stage in the process as it requires the articulation of your ideas and the presentation of them to an audience who have not been directly involved in the experience.  Stenhouse talked of the importance of the outcomes of inquiry being ‘made public’ as this would not only ensure the rigour of the work by laying it open to scrutiny but also contribute to the building up of a body of professional knowledge.  How the ‘public’ should be understood in this context has been debated and it has been suggested that this could be sharing locally rather than with a national or international audience and need not be in a written ‘report’ but by a range of different means.  

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