Cascading collaborative research on science teaching for diverse students

Lindsey Conner, B Cowie, P Buyers, T Glynn, K Otrel-Cass

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Abstract

As part of the Ministry’s Quality Teaching Research and Development project, we
report on how the Ministry of Education, two universities and teachers studying a
Masters paper used collaborative research to investigate the question: what is
effective science teaching for diverse students? The cascade effect relates to how: the
university lecturers collectively planned the collaborative activities for participants to
develop their ideas; the teachers planned science teaching interventions and then
collaborated with other teachers to implement the lessons; and the research processes,
by the teachers and the university lecturers, that underpinned all of the above. The
multiple levels of collaboration provided opportunities for multiple stakeholders to
have constructive conversations for intentional and meaningful educational reform
related to addressing cultural disparities. We indicate the challenges and questions for
future directions that emerge from this project.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventThe British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2008 -
Duration: 3 Sep 2008 → …

Conference

ConferenceThe British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2008
Period3/09/08 → …

Keywords

  • science teaching
  • diversity

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