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|Description||What is the Expansive Education Network (eedNET)? A community of schools, colleges and universities that believe education is a preparation for the future; who actively become learners in their own classrooms to deliver outstanding education. What does eedNET do? The Expansive Education Network (eedNET) offers the support, resources and training to develop teachers as learners of their own practice, which is proven to have positive effects on student learning. What support and training is offered? We encourage our members to undertake Action Research, a form of teacher enquiry carried out in the classroom. You will be invited to a series of online workshops to get you started in this practice.|
|Duration||3 x 1.5 hr sessions|
|Categories||Primary, Secondary, Teaching and Learning, Early Years/Foundation, Sciences, Mathematics / Numeracy, 14-19, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Arts, Business / Economics, Computing / ICT, English / Literacy, Health and care, Hospitality and Leisure, Humanities, Languages, PE / Sport, Technology, Management, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Business Manager, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Administration Staff, Catering Staff, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Site staff, Technicians, Other support staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, Personal Development, Cross-curricular Themes, Parents and Community, Wider Context, Global dimension, Health and Safety, Outdoor Activities, Sustainable Development, Care Work, Midday Supervision / Play, Parent Support, Assessment, Bilingual Support / EAL, Behaviour for Learning, Diversity, Gifted and Talented, Inclusion, Personalised Learning, SEND, Subject Knowledge, Classroom Management, Out of school, Online, Physical resource, Book, Webinar, Discussion forums, Video, Video chat, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Governor, Child Protection Officer, Earth Science / Geology, Behaviour Interventions, Collaborative Learning, Individualised Instruction, Meta-cognition and Self-regulation, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, PSHE|
|Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students||
What is Action Research?
|Evidence underpinning this approach||
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers has an important role to play in enhancing both teaching quality and learning outcomes, but it is relatively recently that we have really begun to understand which kinds of CPD are most effective.
There is now a considerable body of evidence to suggest that one of the most powerful forms of CPD occurs when teachers undertake their own classroom based inquiries, using a form of action research, and share their outcomes in a collaborative community of peers.
Research evidence from around the world on this topic suggests that four key claims can be made:
Meeting regularly in teacher learning communities with a focus on creating action plans to change practice is a good way of changing teachers’ habits. More evidence for our approach here in the latest digest (Dec 2014) Download eedNET research digest issue 8 (pdf)
|How users/participants can evaluate success||
What kinds of questions are explored in Action Research?
- If I encourage my year 8 pupils to actively monitor their levels of concentration, will their absorption improve?
|Follow-up activities and support||
Extra support is available from our researchers based at Winchester University
What commitment does it need?
The first Workshop introduces the idea of Action Research, and gets you to frame your first questions.
This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.