Using Educational Research to Inform Practice: A Practical Guide to Practitioner Research in Universities and Colleges

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-08-02
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Here is a clear, practical and accessible account of the way in which educational research can be used to inform teaching in universities and colleges. The book begins by setting the background to requirements for evidence-informed teaching and then addresses the question of what lecturers need to know in order to become users of research evidence. The authors

Author Biography

Lorraine Foreman-Peck is Research Fellow at Oxford University, Department of Educational Studies and Visiting Professor of Education at Northumbria University. Christopher Winch is Head of the Department of Education and Professional Studies at King's College, London and Professor of Educational Philosophy and Policy.

Table of Contents

List of tablesp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
What's the use of practitioner research?p. 1
Professional knowledgep. 16
What is educational research anyway?p. 32
'Good practice' and evidence-based teachingp. 45
Handle with care: reading and evaluating researchp. 56
Practitioner research in action: doing one's own researchp. 69
Models of practitioner researchp. 82
Standards in practitioner researchp. 97
Researching responsibly: the ethics of practitioner researchp. 109
Examples of practitioner research case studiesp. 123
Glossaryp. 133
Indexp. 139
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