Action Research in Education is an essential guide for any lecturer, teacher or student-teacher interested in doing research. This exciting new edition of a popular text is an important resource for any education professional interested in investigating learning and teaching. Building on the success of Action Research in the Classroom, the authors have revised, updated and extended this book to include examples from further and higher education.Authors Vivienne Baumfield, Elaine Hall, and Kate Wall map out easy-to-follow steps for usefully applying an action research approach and provide practical tips and examples of real-life practitioner research projects from a range of schools, colleges and universities. This book will help teachers to: • Understand and apply practitioner inquiry • Enhance their problem-solving skills • Locate their own activity in a wider context • Maximize opportunities to develop practice • Evaluate the needs of their learners Clear, pragmatic and timely, this is a must-have text for all teachers and students of education.

Sharing your Findings, Finding new Questions

Chapter Enquiry Questions

  • Who needs to know about my enquiry?
  • How can I share my findings?

‘Teacher-researchers need to present their findings - this is a priority’ . (Teacher-researcher, Leading Edge Action Research Partnership School)

Who needs to know about my Enquiry?

In Chapter 1 we explained the principles underpinning our work in partnership with teachers and our debt to the work of Lawrence Stenhouse, who said that practitioner research should be ‘systematic enquiry made public’, but there has been debate as to what exactly ‘making your enquiry public’ might mean. In the first instance, sharing your findings is important for your own learning as it helps you to articulate and clarify your thoughts. Using personal experience in order to engage with a ...

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