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 course, 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