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Nugent, C. L. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Outdoor, and in particular, nature-based pedagogies are distinctive in that the environments where practice is situated, afford opportunities for pedagogues to encourage children to foreground meaning making through engagement with nature's sensory and kinesthetic cues. Observational methods, however, have rarely used approaches sympathetic to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Observation, Natural Resources
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Pantic, Nataša – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
This paper illustrates a new way of working collaboratively on the development of a methodology for studying teacher agency for social justice. Increasing emphasis of impact on change as a purpose of social research raises questions about appropriate research designs. Large-scale quantitative research framed within externally set parameters has…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Research Design, Teacher Empowerment, Social Justice
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Menter, Ian; Hulme, Moira – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2012
Drawing on the experience of carrying out a literature review commissioned to support the Review of Teacher Education in Scotland, this paper discusses the role of literature reviews within the movement for "evidence-based policy" making. The first part of the paper discusses the purposes of such reviews and some of the misconceptions…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Literature Reviews, Foreign Countries, Misconceptions