Action research

The five principles of teacher enquiry

23 January 2014

The best and most effective schools are those that encourage their teachers to continue to learn alongside their pupils using enquiry-based approaches. Gareth Mills offers five ideas to help you embrace this approach.



Encouraging reflective learning and critical-thinking

21 November 2013

When music teacher Phil Kennedy wanted to encourage his pupils to engage more deeply in reflective learning and critical-thinking, he devised an in-class research project. Sarah Fleming explains more.


Alcohol: Let’s talk about it

5 November 2013

PSHE has been branded not good enough at informing young people about alcohol, but there are proven ways to put that right. Anneka Dawson explains.


Make research make a difference in the classroom

26 September 2013

Practitioner-led enquiry is increasingly being seen as crucial to becoming a successful school. SecEd is supporting the new NFER Research Mark that aims to help schools promote teacher research. Graham Handscomb explains.





Action research in the classroom

15 November 2012

Undertaking research to improve practice is becoming a common activity in UK classrooms. Principal Chris Mallaband explains how his school is developing a researching culture.


Teachers and researchers

20 September 2012

Sue Sissling and Professor Louise Archer discuss how to promote researchers and teachers working together in your school in order to improve science and mathematics education.

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