Jane Flood explores the wide range of factors which influence teachers’ engagement with research, and the dynamic relationship between knowledge mobilization and impact on pedagogic practice. She concludes by providing a practitioner’s checklist to help make research engagement a reality.
But it needs serious tutor training in communication and social skills, and in
depth thinking about the learning process, as Rosalyn Mark reports on the
findings of her school research project.
We need to push back against any practice that does not improve the life chances of all children and young people through education. Action research, particularly if carried out collaboratively, can help that process.