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This podcast is the fifth in a series commissioned by the Research Methodology in Education Special Interest Group to showcase the variety of methodologies and methods being undertaken by researchers in education. In this episode, Dr Bukola Oyinloye, co-convenor of the RME SIG is in conversation with Dr Rebecca Jesson and Dr Mei Kuin Lai. They discuss the learning schools approach, an approach where researchers and practitioners work in partnership to co-design rigorous research and development to sustainably solve urgent and shared problems of practice.

They discuss the main tenets of the approach, their work with schools and communities in the Pacific Islands, how the approach counters the global learning crisis, and some challenges of the approach. You may read more about the learning schools approach in their book, Research-practice Partnerships for School Improvement: The Learning Schools Model. You may also read more about their work with indigenous communities in the Pacific Islands here.

In this Episode

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Bukola Oyinloye, Dr

Research Associate at University of York

Dr Oyinloye is a Research Associate at the University of York where she examines the doctoral applicant recruitment and selection landscape towards exploring opportunities to improve access for underrepresented groups. Alongside this, she...

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Rebecca Jesson, Dr

University of Auckland

Dr Rebecca Jesson is an Associate Professor in literacy education at The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work. She was recently appointed Research and Academic Director for Literacy at Tui Tuia (Tooya) The Learning...

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Mei Kuin Lai

Dr Mei Kuin Lai is an Associate Professor at The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work. She is Director of the Woolf Fisher Research Centre there and was recently appointed the Director – Learning Schools at Tui Tuia...