Category Archives: Research

Developing the skills of seven‐ and eight‐year‐old researchers

This article describes a research project undertaken as part of a Master’s degree drawing on the author’s recent professional experience as a primary teacher and headteacher. It explores the possibilities and benefits of supporting the development of social research skills … Continue reading

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Student researcher reflection on the action research process

The focus of this article is the exploration of and an explanation of student researchers’ affect and activity in an action research project. Using a hermeneutical theoretical framework we argue that the researcher group as a whole constructs a wave … Continue reading

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Being a student as producer — reflections on students co-researching with academic staff

This reflective practice paper sets out to explore the application of the student as producer ethos. In particular, it engages with the student voice by considering students’ experiences of working as equal members of a research team with academic staff. … Continue reading

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Exploring the role of student researchers in the process of curriculum development

Contemporary interest in student voice has evolved to include participation of ‘students as researchers’ in school affairs, which has been encouraged by political developments underpinning the rights of children. Although there has been little exploration of the role of student … Continue reading

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Developing student participation, research and leadership

The values and principles underpinning the ‘Leadership for Learning: Cambridge Network’ support the distribution of leadership to all members of the school community. This paper introduces the HCD (Highest Common Denominator) Student Partnership as a key way in which the … Continue reading

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Why the future of social change belongs to community research

People don’t exist as isolated entities, and social programs, movements, or data analytic methods that assume they do are not aligned with reality—and may be doomed to fail. We all know that providing therapy or tutoring to a child may … Continue reading

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Social Movements and Current Network Research

Read –   Presentation A closer look at current academic research suggests a sweeping paradigm shift towards network thinking.  This outburst of scholarly activity spans very disparate research fields, ranging from  complexity theories and traditional hard science to organizational theory and … Continue reading

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