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Learning to teach: an introduction to classroom research
This is the fourth of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach. Undertaking classroom research is seen as an effective form of CPD. This free course, An introduction to classroom research, provides a basic introduction to research design and illustrates two methodologies, case study and action research, by drawing on examples from the classroom. The activities in the course provide an opportunity for you to design and develop your own project.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this unit, you should be able to:
- understand what makes something ‘research’ rather than reflective practice
- know how to approach the design of a piece of research
- understand two particular methodologies: case study and action research
- understand some of the issues around collecting and analysing data
- consider how best to disseminate your work.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 When does ‘good practice’ become ‘research’?
- 2 Designing your research
- 3 Doing your research
- 4 Collecting data
- 5 Reliability and validity
- 6 Disseminating your research
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