Practitioner Research Online Program 2021

Program Structure

Develop an understanding of practitioner research and capacity to engage with, and in, research

You will learn about the underpinning theory and impetus for conducting practitioner research and will have the opportunity to propose and refine your own research focus that is personally and professionally meaningful. You will contextualise your own research questions within existing research and build a foundation for addressing questions related to practice.

Build deep understanding of how to develop robust and researchable questions

This element of the program incorporates in-depth discussion of research questions and their relationship to study. You will identify potential evidence to provide robust and meaningful answers to research questions.

Build research skills and knowledge of research methods

You will be mentored to move beyond research questions, to develop proposed methods, including the development of data collection procedures and instruments. You will be introduced to data analysis methods and the essential considerations of ethical research and data collection.

Engage in data collection and analysis

You will be guided to collect multiple data sets using data collection instruments and procedures and you will learn how to analyse data, using both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Position research findings within the research field

You will articulate the significance and importance of your research findings and propose potential avenues for further research. You will create a conference abstract, a slide presentation and a conference poster about your research.

 

Examples of Research Topics

Purpose: To analyse the strategies used in a Year 8 mathematics classroom to elicit thinking in the classroom. This study explored the translating a framework for formative assessment into experiences in the mathematics classroom aiming to elicit thinking and make it visible.

Purpose: To understand what influences the subject selections made by male students in Year 9 and Year 10 when they move from middle to senior school

Purpose: To develop an inquiry-based model of solving open-ended problems to improve Year 8 students’ cognitive strategies and engagement when solving generic mathematical problems.

Purpose: To investigate the impact of the school’s global citizenship education program on the Year 12 students to be “active citizens in a global society”.

Purpose: To investigate English teachers’ conceptualisations of effective analytical writing and writing interventions in senior English.

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Phase 1 - Program Preparation

From: 22 February 2021
To: 17 March 2021
Location: Online

Program preparation includes some professional readings and completion of short activities about a research idea from practice and the research setting. Participants will also receive a copy of a research text to support them throughout the program.

Phase 2 - 1-day Virtual Workshop & Online Mentoring/Discussion

From: 18 March 2021
To: 19 May 2021
Location: Online

Virtual Workshop 1 (18 March 2021, 8am to 4pm) will focus on
• Overview of Research Process
• Establishing the Research Focus
• Literature Searching & Critical Reading
• Research Question Design

(March to April 2021) After the workshop participants will engage in:
– Online mentoring from facilitators
– Refine research questions
– Complete short activities to introduce research methods

Phase 3 - 1-day Virtual Workshop

From: 20 May 2021
To: 20 May 2021
Location: Online

Virtual Workshop 2 (20 May 2021, 8am to 4pm) will focus on
• Study Design & Research Methods
• Data Collection Instruments

(March to April 2021) After the workshop participants will engage in:
– Online mentoring from facilitators
– Refine research questions
– Complete short activities to introduce research methods

Phase 4 - Online Mentoring/Meetings

From: May 2021
To: August 2021
Location: Online

(May to August 2021) Participants will:
• Complete data collection
• Commence data analysis if ready
• Receive support during data collection and analysis

Phase 5 - 1-day Virtual Workshop & Online Mentoring/Discussion

From: September 2021
To: October 2021
Location: Online

Virtual Workshop 3 (2 September 2021, 8am to 4pm) will focus on
• Overview of Research Process
• Establishing the Research Focus
• Literature Searching & Critical Reading
• Research Question Design

(September to October 2021) After the workshop participants will engage in:
– Online mentoring from facilitators
– Complete data analysis

Phase 6 - 1-day Virtual Workshop

From: 4 November 2021
To: 4 November 2021
Location: Online

Virtual Workshop 4 (4 November 2021, 8am to 4pm) will focus on
• final interpretation of data
• completion of dissemination products
• sharing findings

(March to April 2021) After the workshop participants will engage in:
– Online mentoring from facilitators
– Refine research questions
– Complete short activities to introduce research methods

Phase 7 - Recognition of Program Completion

From: 5 November 2021
To: 5 November 2021
Location: Online

Participants will receive their certificate of completion.

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AUD $2,500.00 +GST
= AUD $2,750.00
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