Workshop: Integrating ‘impact’ in research design

Integrating ‘impact’ in research design:

A workshop on developing your project’s ‘research path’

This event aims to explore ways to strengthen the links between research projects and educational practice. Seth Chaiklin (University of Bath) will present what is described as “activity theoretical interpretation of educational research and educational practice as historically-developed practices”. The presentation draws on Chaiklin’s chapter in a forthcoming book, ‘Reframing Educational Research: Resisting the “What Works” Agenda’ (2013, Routledge). In the chapter, Chaiklin proposes a ‘research path’ model which bridges research- and practice-based perspectives with a view to making research more useful, i.e. generating impact.

Following that there will be a workshop for researchers to work together on specific research design dilemmas. Interested participants are invited to submit proposals for discussion by 1 March 2013 by contacting v.l.farnsworth[at]leeds[dot]ac.uk, or by registering online. Priority will be given to members of the British Educational Research Association (interested participants are invited to join BERA). At the end of the event there will be a plenary session to discus the potential and limitations of the research path model and alternative ways to strengthen the research-practice relationship.

Important information at a glance:

When: Friday 15 March 2013 (10:30-4:30)

Where: University of Leeds

Deadline: 1 March 2013

A copy of the event flyer is available here: BERA CHAT SIG event flyer.

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