This working paper describes the approach followed by the What Works Scotland team in carrying out a ‘mini-inquiry’ exercise to develop the What Works Scotland collaborative action research framework.

Summary

This document describes the approach followed by the What Works Scotland team in carrying out a ‘mini-inquiry’ exercise to develop the What Works Scotland collaborative action research (CAR) framework.

A What Works Scotland team workshop considered the following specific questions to inform initial development of an outline CAR approach:

  • What are we trying to achieve in terms of outcomes for all the key stakeholders?
  • What are the main practical problems and professional tensions we face in our work?
  • How can we discipline our approach to supporting and reporting on our work?

These guidelines provide a tool which may assist anyone in the early stages of developing a collaborative action research exercise to help establish an initial approach, consider the nature of the enquiry and identify appropriate processes to take work forward.

Appendix 1 provides an illustration of this Collaborative Action Research process model.

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Authors: Chris Chapman and Mark Hadfield, Director of the Masters in Educational Practice Programme at Cardiff University

Publication date: July 2015

Type of publication: working paper, guidlines

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