Example Practitioner Enquiries

Developing coaching skills

Primary Principal Teacher Kate Turnbull explains the benefits of practitioner enquiry for building leaders of learning.

Developing maths in STEM teaching

Through her practitioner enquiry, primary teacher Linsey Houghton aimed to develop high quality STEM education for her learners.

Raising attainment

Secondary teacher and Curriculum Leader in English, Nicola Daniel explored the link between literacy and boy’s attainment.

References and Further Reading

Cochrane-Smith, M. and Lytle, S.L. (2009) Inquiry as Stance: Practitioner Research for the Next Generation, London: Teachers College Press

Menter, I., Elliott, D., Hulme, M. and Lewin, J. (2010) Literature review on teacher education in the twenty-first century, Edinburgh: The Scottish Government

Mockler, N. & Groundwater-Smith, S. (2015) Seeking for the unwelcome truths: beyond celebration in inquiry-based teacher professional learning, Teachers and Teaching, 21:5, pp. 603-614

Priestley, M., Biesta, G. and Robinson, S. (2015) Teacher Agency: an ecological approach, London: Bloomsbury

Reeves, J. and Drew, V. (2013) A Productive Relationship? Testing the Connections between Professional Learning and Practitioner Research, Scottish Educational Review, 45 (2), pp. 36-49

Wall, K. and Hall, E. (2016) Teachers as Metacognitive Role Models, European Journal of Teacher Education, 39(4). pp. 403-418

Wall, K. and Hall, E. (2017) The teacher in teacher-practitioner research: three principles of inquiry. In Boyd, P. and Szplit, A., International Perspectives: Teachers and Teacher Educators Learning Through Enquiry, Kielce-Krakow, pp. 35-62

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