For several years my school has branded itself as a ‘research-engaged learning community’. A touch grand perhaps but it captures the essence of the culture we are trying to engender throughout the school. We encourage teachers to engage with research – to read journals, articles, blogs and books about teaching and learning, and leadership. We want teachers to engage in research – to contribute to developing our collective understanding of how to maximise the richness and depth of our students’ educational experience.
Action research of this kind is a superb form of continuing professional development (CPD). At the