Search results for: Researcher reflection
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The Construction of Researcher–Researched Relationships in School Ethnography: Doing Research, Participating in the Field and Reflecting on Ethical Dilemmas
This article draws upon the author's experience while conducting an ethnographic study in an international school in mainland China. The author reflected on two issues: what field relations were established in what ways, and what threads to ethics and research validity the author encountered in the course of the fieldwork.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2014
Supporting Professional Learning through Teacher Educator Enquiries: An Ethnographic Insight into Developing Understandings and Changing Identities
The purpose of this paper is to share how pedagogic practice nurturing an Enquiry Design learning community can support teacher educators, enhancing their research understanding and developing their researcher identity through a socially mediated educative process. The findings of the study indicate how a social constructivist approach to teaching research design can support teacher enquiries focused on a range of issues including developing the nature of reflectivity, enhancing professional learning, emancipating practice, enhancing constructive collaborative discussions, improving problem-solving pedagogy, making judgements about effectiveness of training and supporting affective accreditation.
Updated: Mar. 21, 2010
Scallops, Schools and Scholars: Reflections on the Emergence of A Research-Oriented Learning Project
This paper is based on the emergence of a small research group and its journey to enhance scholarly activity within a new school of education. The group explored a research-orientated learning project to determine what makes a beneficial school experience. Narrative enquiry and hermeneutic analysis were used to develop descriptions and interpretations of the phenomenon from the perspective of the participants. The analysis is presented and discussed to help understand the processes that contribute favorably to research capacity building in an academic institution.
Updated: Nov. 11, 2009
This article grapples with the notion of 'autobiography as performance'. It specifically deals with the notion in relation to classroom narratives around Lather's 'ontological stammering' and Cavarero's 'the necessary other' played out under the practitioner-researcher's gaze. The article examines the shifting landscape of higher education, fraught with tensions as discourses of economic rationality and seem laced with expectations of teachers to be able to embrace all the possibilities that lie within diverse classroom 'realities'.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2009
The study explores research conducted in English language teaching. Only moderate reading has been done, according to a survey the author has done. The two factors examined were teacher's conception of research, and their perception of the institutional research culture.
Updated: Jun. 19, 2008
'I know it's not proper research, but ': how professionals' understandings of research can frustrate its potential for CPD
This article draws upon the work of two researchers who facilitated practitioner research with school professionals in Liverpool. The researchers themselves had not been involved in practitioner research before. In this account, the researchers reflect critically upon their own experience. The discussion presents the learning curve that the researchers underwent as well as what they discovered about the relationship between practitioners and researchers when engaged in school-based research.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2008