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Teachers are researchers of everyday practice, either through collecting data from our pupils or by reflecting on our own practice with a view to improve it. Despite this, we are often reluctant to see research as an element of our profession that can help us develop our practice and professional profile, and become leaders of change.
This course will make you aware of your ability as a practitioner researcher and prepare you to actualise this ability in a simple and practical way.
This short course provides a basic introduction to researching your own practice. It would be suitable for practitioners who are thinking about undertaking small-scale research within their setting. It will offer you opportunity to gain relevant understanding of some useful research tools and provide a forum for the design and development of simple data capture practices, specifically, questionnaires, interviews and observations. Each week will focus on one of these tools and explore the advantages and limitations of each.
The course is offered both as a full day workshop and as three two-hour evening sessions.
This course is relevant to practitioners in education settings (no prior knowledge of research methods is required).
Please bring a laptop if you have access to one.
Discounts are available for Kingston University School of Education's partner schools and Kingston University students and alumni.
Dates for open courses currently available will be listed in the table at the top of this page with a "Book now" link that will direct you to our payment website. If no dates are shown and you would like to register your interest for future dates for this course please contact us.
For group bookings to be paid via invoice, please download and return our Education Short Courses Group Booking Form (PDF).
View the terms and conditions for booking a short course.
The standard course fee is indicated at the top of this page. If a course has any discounted fees available (eg for early-bird booking, alumni or students) these will be clearly outlined on the booking website.
As an educational institution fees for our open short courses do not attract VAT.
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