Practice-based Research resources
These resources are not intended to be exhaustive, but they will provide the essential background to help you plan your work. If your project is to be a collaborative one you and your colleagues may find it useful to take one resource each, and use the input from each to enable you to plan a cohesive approach.
Brief notes on the theory and practice of action research
These notes outline the various stages of an action research project, and show how to structure the work.
Criteria for an effective community eLearning project (Word)
A community project can involve a number of stakeholders: these criteria enable you to identify the people who will be involved, and help you to set out your aims and objectives.
Frame for Action Research (Word)
This provides a very useful framework for organising an Action Research project. It takes you through all of the planning stages and provides opportunities to identify the resources you will need.
Models of research impact (PDF)
One aim of Action Research is to contribute to the development and improvement of an institution. This document should help to identify the criteria that need to be addressed.
Teachers Professional Learning Framework (PDF)
A consultation document from the General Teaching Council. If you are planning school-based professional development programmes this guide will enable all of those involved to relate to the process.