Drawing on the contributors' practical and academic experiences, this is the complete guide for those working towards successful completion of teacher inquiry-oriented courses. "Inquiring in the Classroom" provides a practical and accessible guide to planning, carrying out and presenting successful classroom inquiry for teachers working towards a Masters-level qualification in education, whether on a MTL programme, working towards an Education MA or carrying out teacher inquiry as part of their professional development. The contributors provide a clear and concise roadmap drawing on case studies throughout bringing educational theory to life by linking it to classroom practice. They also provide invaluable support on writing and presenting at Masters level. It covers topics that include: Teaching, Learning and Assessment - Subject Knowledge and Curriculum Development; Children's Development and Behaviour; Inclusion; Leadership and Management; and, Collaborative Working. Through a clear emphasis on the practical implications of educational inquiry, this book brings together key elements of continuing professional development (CPD) and Masters-level learning.
The contributors draw on their experience of teaching and supporting Masters-level inquiry to provide practical suggestions for how teachers can support each other in classroom inquiries and develop the skills necessary to transform practice and raise engagement and attainment for all pupils.
Joanne Pearson is Senior Lecturer in Education at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, where she is Course Leader of the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL) and other Masters routes. Nick Mitchell is a Lecturer in Education and Teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Leeds Metropolitan University where he is course leader for the National Award in SEN Coordination.
1. Introduction Joanne Pearson and Nick Mitchell; 2. Reading for Teacher Inquiry Jayne Price; 3. Research in Teaching Fiona Woodhouse; 4. Research on Teaching Louise Tracey and Matt Homer; 5. Inquiring into Teaching, Learning and Assessment Claire Smith; 6. Inquiring into Subject Knowledge and Curriculum Development Joanne Pearson and Nick Mitchell; 7. Inquiring into Children's Development and Behaviour Dean Pearson; 8. Inquiring into Inclusion Melanie Garlick and Cath Lawes; 9. Inquiring into Leadership and Management Ian Price and Sean Cavan; 10. Inquiring into Collaborative Working Brendan Higgins; 11. Writing Teacher Inquiry Nick Mitchell and Joanne Pearson; References; Index.