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Action Research Micro-Project



February 7 at 9:00 am
February 8 at 5:00 pm
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Pen Green Research, Training and Development Base,
Rockingham Road, Corby,
NN17 1AG
United Kingdom

This course is for education practitioners who would like to experience what it is like to undertake a practitioner-led research project and engage in collaborative inquiry.

You will be led through the stages of a practitioner-led research and collaborative inquiry project step-by-step, practising the methods they are asked to use in their assignments. Participants will be research collaborators and take turns in the roles of researcher and research subject.

This course introduces you to the principles and methods of Practitioner-led Research and Collaborative Inquiry intensively and almost entirely through first-hand experience. The Micro-Project requires you to reflect on, and investigate collaboratively, a topic in which you are already engaged and about which you have strong feelings. This is intended to mirror the reality of your workplace and your own efforts to decide on and lead a practitioner-led action research project and collaborative inquiry.

You will clarify your thinking about how to address issues of concern in your workplace and engage colleagues in a process of collaborative inquiry.

You will engage in collaborative programmes of self-improvement, whether as members of academy chains, federations, early years environments or less formal local authority arrangements (Robinson, 2012; Hargreaves, 2012).

Group led, relaxed and informal, however, structured in such a way that the learning was progressive. Extremely informative and has given me a clear strategy and approach for my research project back in my school. Given me some additional line of research which will compliment my skills and research theme”

This is a two day professional development course.


£300 per person

To book your place on this course please complete the booking form and return it to us at pengreenenquiries@northamptonshire.gov.uk