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Ethics in Practice: Showcasing examples of good ethical practice in practitioner research

The Practitioner Research SIG hosted an event on 20th April 2023 in which our speaker discussions centred around the idea that guiding ethical principles for education research need to be both robust and flexible, innovative and equitable. This event will therefore be an invitation to the members of both our SIGs to share examples of their good ethical practice (either their own or that of others) so that we can better understand how good ethical practice looks in the diverse and messy world of practice development research.

We will be putting out a call for case studies that explain the context and aims of a piece of practitioner research but which clearly elaborate on how the ethical process was handled. We wish to illustrate how it was planned, implemented and modified to meet the realities of practitioner research in context. We would also like to hear the reflections of researchers after the event, what would they do differently next time?

The case studies will be the focus of the event with ample time for discussions and questions to the presenters. We aim to create meaningful professional learning materials from these discussions.

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Draft Programme:

18:00 BERA introduction
18:05 Welcome from Chairs
Claire Tyson, Emma Taylor, Joyce Chen, and Kate Mawson
18:15 Presentation of case studies
19:30 Discussion and Questions
20:00 Event close

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Claire Tyson, Dr

Teacher Researcher at Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre

Claire Tyson is a teacher researcher based at Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, where she combines teaching science with her research post. Her PhD was obtained by studying part time with Queen Mary, University of London in Clinical...

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Emma Taylor, Dr

LSE Fellow at London School of Economics & Political Science

Emma Taylor has over 12 years of experience teaching Geography to secondary school students in London. Alongside teaching, she has recently undertaken the role of Research Lead at the school in which she currently works. Her research role...

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Joyce Chen, Dr

Further Education Lecturer and Teacher Educator at The College of West Anglia

Dr Joyce I-Hui Chen has recently been awarded her PhD in Education Studies. She has been working in different educational sectors for more than 20 years in Taiwan and in the United Kingdom (UK), from primary education to higher education. Her...

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Kate Mawson, Dr

Principal Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University

Dr Kate Mawson has significant teaching experience across a range of institutions and has worked in Secondary and higher Education institutions since 2002. Kate is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Founding Fellow of the...