Category Archives: Action-Research

Living scholarship

During a workshop on teaching recognition at Harper Adams University, I was involved in discussion with colleagues about ‘what is scholarship in the context of teaching and supporting learning?’ This discussion is not new of course. Boyer’s four types of … Continue reading

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Action research for higher education practitioners: Booklet

I have formed a short guide to action research particularly to support colleagues in higher education who may be undertaking action research for the first time. This is absolutely not intended to be a substitute for literature but it is … Continue reading

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Empathetic validity and action research in educational development

As part of my doctoral studies I have recently undertaken an action research project relating to strengthening approaches to feedback practice. Informal reconnaissance led me to believe that feedback practice is very siloed. At the same time in the planning process … Continue reading

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Action research and fuzzy research

As part of any undergraduate action research planning or learning negotiation, the work-based learners on the BA Learning Technology Research, are asked to consider the ethical issues of their intentions. More often this is simple and straightforward, the different value … Continue reading

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Reading joy and action research

  A short article in The Telegraph points out the importance of developing a love for books if children are to read well – it goes on to point to some  classic books for children. Particularly handy for me (with a six … Continue reading

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Tripp and Ultraversity – an offering from 2006

As part of my hardware tidy up I stumbled across a musing made eighteen months or so ago, on how Ultraversity (the BA LTR team) embraces research and reflection in to its own practice. The piece compares Tripp’s vision of action research … Continue reading

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Undergraduates have been redefined as “researchers” …

The Times Higher Education (10/1/08) – in its all new glossy splendor –  reports that staff at Gloucestershire will be encouraged to think of students as fellow researchers to erode the idea of passive learning. Huzzah!  When the BA LTR … Continue reading

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