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ERIC Number: ED419822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Transferring the Excitement of What Is Learned in a Community of Teacher Researchers to Classroom Communities of Pupils.
Evans, Moyra; Lomax, Pam; Morgan, Helen
This paper focuses on the work of a teacher whose school-based action research was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma. The paper attempts to show how the excitement of what is learned in a community of teacher researchers is transferred to classroom communities of students. The story is told by the teacher, her deputy principal, a student teacher, and a university teacher educator and researcher. Action research has been encouraged at the Denbigh School, a comprehensive school with about 1,300 students aged 12 to 18, as part of its educational improvement efforts. The teacher in question, who had been a member of the Denbigh Action Research Group since its inception in 1992, wanted to apply the principles of action research to work with 18-year-olds (British sixth form) to make them more reflective in relation to their school lives so that they could be better students. The teacher's experience in facilitating this group led to a keener awareness of the issues that affected their learning, and resulted in changes to her teaching practice. For example, students reported having too few chances to talk with teachers individually about their work. This realization led to the establishment of student tutorials, which students have appeared to value highly. Organizing learning and development for the teacher resulted in organization of learning and development for students that better suited their needs. (Contains 34 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)