Category Archives: Action research

Making Supported Experiments happen: How can coaches and managers collaborate to develop and improve T&L?

Many schools and colleges use models such as Supported Experiments to encourage teachers to develop their practice and own their professional learning. I note that the institutions where these initiatives take hold and come to life often have a team … Continue reading

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Making Supported Experiments Happen: Presentation from Joanne Miles at Research Ed FE London, December 3rd 2016

Research ED FE and Vocational event in London on December 3rd 2016 was a really interesting and enjoyable event so thanks to Tom Bennett from Research ED for pulling it together.The Twitter hashtag on the day was #rEdFE if you … Continue reading

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Research ED FE and Vocational December 3rd 2016- Presentation on Making Supported Experiments Happen

http://www.researched.org.uk/event/researched-fe-vocational/ I am really pleased to be presenting on making Supported Experiments happen alongside Diana Tremayne from the FE sector. We will be sharing the challenges and approaches that help and discuss the role of project management and coaching in … Continue reading

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Interesting reads on research in schools from NFER

Some interesting reads about the growing role of research in schools from the National Foundation for Educational Research https://thenferblog.org/2015/09/07/researched-2015-working-out-what-works/ https://thenferblog.org/2016/03/11/weaving-a-little-magic/ https://thenferblog.org/2016/05/27/building-bridges-between-teachers-and-researchers/    

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Making the most of your CPD day for professional learning

Many schools and colleges are still wedded to the model of a day each term where classes are cancelled and teachers are involved in staff development activities. From my twenty-five years of experience as a teacher, trainer and consultant, I … Continue reading

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Supporting Supported Experiments:Tips for Managers

As part of my consultancy work, I work in¬†colleges on practitioner-led research and innovation projects such as Supported Experiments. ¬†Curriculum managers and leaders sometimes ask me how they can support teachers in this process and so here are some approaches … Continue reading

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Project Summaries of Supported Experiments in Wales

I have written about the exciting work in Wales on Supported Experiments, fostering collaboration and innovation to improve teaching and learning. Some information here: https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/collegeswales-quality-improvement-fund-supported-experiments-dissemination-event-2014-what-can-the-wider-fe-sector-learn-from-wales/ Here is an interesting summary of the different projects that ran in Wales: https://moodle.colegaucymru.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=153&username=guest If … Continue reading

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