A common trait of expert teachers is a natural scepticism which prompts constant questioning of what they hear and do (Cochran-Smith & Lytle, 2009). For many, this leads to research as a means to...Continue reading blog post
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In 2010, a number of sweeping educational reforms were announced – particularly in English – where the likes of Byron, Keats and Dickens would firmly be re-rooted and restored to their...Continue reading blog post
Learners are paramount as agents of change in education. They are the core reason educational experiences exist. Without empowerment and ownership of change, learners will not and cannot be...Continue reading blog post
Looking to action research to bridge educational gaps caused by the Covid-19 pandemic: A Saudi perspective
In March 2022, schools reopened in Saudi Arabia. As an educator in higher education, the most noticeable change with my students was their preference for distance learning. However, my sister, who...Continue reading blog post
A number of BERA events between 2020 and 2022 enabled researchers to come together from a range of different education settings (primary, secondary, tertiary and higher education). These events...
Being a young and highly educated woman: My positionality in doing qualitative educational research in China
This blog post provides two examples of how my researcher positionality intersects with those of participants, and challenges traditional stereotyped expectations of power relations in Chinese...Continue reading blog post
Practical research considerations for PGRs and ECRs: Adaptability, resilience and career transitions
On 7 June 2022 postgraduates (PGRs) and early career researchers (ECRs) with an interest in youth studies met for a virtual event, facilitated by the youth study groups of three UK organisations:...Continue reading blog post
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Research Intelligence issue 153: Off the cutting room floor: Learning from research when things do not go as planned
Student researcher groups are small groups of secondary school and A-level college students, aged 13 to 18, who evaluate outreach activities – such as motivational speakers, study skills...Continue reading blog post
As researchers, we have an ethical responsibility to recognise the potential impact our background and beliefs have on the decisions we make when conducting research. As early career researchers...Continue reading blog post