DRAFT for advance consideration
Welcome to our first session for ISF, COHORT 1 of the Leading Edge Learning Research Programme
Coming soon – the PROGRAMME of meeting times with each group for the first F2F visit.
Here are the headlines:
Thursday/Friday January (TBC): Phil meets with each group during school day for 30-45 minutes. A timetable will follow.
Please bring your proposal form and you may wish to print off and make notes on the following form:
Friday Twilight Session 17.00-19.00 hours:
WELCOME RESEARCHERS! Introduction to the programme…starting with the end in mind…the conference, Autumn 2019 and the bits in-between.
ACTIVITIES for the session
1. Reviewing your enquiry – envisioning a messy timeline – the role of critical friends in helping to shape your question/s. BIG PAPER ACTIVITY and share;
Field Journals – bring a journal/notebook – A4/A5, blank/lined… whichever is your preference
2. Understanding Research –
a) literature search and literature review – looking at accessing research papers, journals, book chapters to support your understanding of research and deepen knowledge of your chosen research area. We will look at databases such as JSTOR and simply using Google Scholar – bring laptops please;
b) 3 short research reports to unpick from the New Scientist (go to the Resources page)
c) paradigms and polemics – an introduction to the meta-language and to your probable research paradigm – PAR: practitioner/participatory action research
ACTIVITY DOCUMENT FOR THIS SESSION: Understanding research meta-language
Further reading – check out/re-read the Elegant Tasks, Singapore Teacher article for Saturday morning – don’t worry, there will be time to read on Saturday.
Check out other readings on the Resources page
Saturday Session, 09.30-14.00 hours
Coffee from 09.00; we will finish promptly at 14.00 with refreshments!
Lots of time today to work on your project in your team
- Revisiting the literature – critically review the Elegant Tasks article in pairs; do some literature searching through ERIC, Google scholar…
- Establishing the rationale for your project – the irritation: reconaissance, base lines, first steps in data collection – work in your team to establish your base line and see what is out there in the literature; making links to our other international research teams.
- Planning your intervention – first steps – what, who, when, where, why? What do you envisage as tensions, roadblocks, supports…?
ETHICS, ETHICS, ETHICS!
Working in your teams with regular, group coming-together and sharing.
- 13.30 hours: Big Saturday share – where are we now…what next?