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Doing Practitioner Research Differently - Marion Dadds

Doing Practitioner Research Differently

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Published: 1st January 2001
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Doing Practitioner Research Differently encourages those embarking on practitioner research to consider the validity of innovative methods and styles of reporting. The book looks at three methods of enquiry and reporting - visualisation, conversation and fictional writing.
Using practitioners' own accounts and research reports as case studies, this book explores the reasons why some practitioners reject the traditional research methods. It looks at the challenges faced by these practitioners and the conditions in higher education that encourage or inhibit innovative practitioner research. The case studies used illustrate that there are modes of enquiry and reporting that can foster the development of professional thinking and practice.

'... an absorbing account of six teacher-led projects that ignored research conventions but triumphantly met the MEd requirements. - "Michael Duffy, Times Educational Supplement" 'This is a warm, courageous and moving book, which should be compulsory reading for all researchers ...' - "Jean McNiff, National Foundation for Educational Research"

List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Background and introductionp. 1
Visualisation as a method of enquiry and reportingp. 11
Children with special needs, teachers with special needsp. 13
Visualisation in research and data analysisp. 27
Conversation as a method of enquiry and reportingp. 47
Towards an understanding of autism: an outsider's attempt to get insidep. 49
Perceptions of purpose for children's writingp. 68
Communicative practices in a classroom for children with severe and profound learning difficulties: a case study of methodologies of reflective practicep. 81
Fictional writing as a method of enquiry and reportingp. 99
Imaginary gardens-enigmatic encountersp. 101
Not a perfect offeringp. 121
Reflecting on innovation and quality in practitioner researchp. 141
Innovation and quality in practitioner researchp. 143
New thinking for new practicesp. 160
Keeping movingp. 174
Assessment criteriap. 181
Bibliographyp. 183
Indexp. 190
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ISBN: 9780415237574
ISBN-10: 0415237572
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st January 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.1  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1