Doing Classroom Research: A Step-by-Step Guide for Student Teachers: A step by step Guide for Student Teachers
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Short Description: Are you worried about doing your classroom-based research project? Do you feel daunted at the prospect of carrying out a literature review?Does the thought of collecting and... Read more
Are you worried about doing your classroom-based research project? Do you feel daunted at the prospect of carrying out a literature review?Does the thought of collecting and analyzing data make you panic?If you answer 'yes' to any of these questions, then this is the book for you!Written in an informal style, this is the essential, practical and accessible step-by-step guide for all teacher-training students, who in addition to facing the enormous challenge of training to become a teacher, also have to conduct their own classroom-based research.
It contains three sections that mirror the process of doing classroom research. From getting started and choosing appropriate research strategies, to making your findings public, the book covers the whole range of issues to help you succeed with what can seem like a daunting task.
Each of the chapters offers gentle guidance and support at every stage of the research process. Topics covered include:
The purpose of school-based researchGuidance on how to carry out a literature reviewResearch ethicsThe impacts of research on children's and students' learningMethods of data collection and analysisWays of sharing research with a wider audienceOpportunities for continued professional developmentDoing Classroom Research is a must for every teacher-training student.
- Sally Elton-Chalcraft
- Alice Hansen
- Samantha Twiselton
- Open University Press
- Publication date
- Aug 1, 2008
- Product dimensions
- 156 x 227 x 11mm
Part 1: Introduction
Chapter 1: What's in it for me?
Chapter 2: Moving from reflective practitioner to practitioner researcher
Part 2: Getting started
Chapter 3: Survival skills
Chapter 4: Information skills for classroom research
Chapter 5: Ethical issues
Chapter 6: Reliability and validity
Part 3: Research Strategies
Chapter 7: Doing research in the classroom
Chapter 8: Intervention, innovation and creativity in the classroom: Using findings to improve practice
Chapter 9: Collaborative research
Chapter 10: Analysis of data
Part 4: Writing it up and making it public
Chapter 11: Presenting research in writing
Chapter 12: Presenting research in a range of forums
Chapter 13: Next steps