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.
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
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