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Researching in School – Creating a Meaningful School/University Alliance: a Reflection

Solvason, Carla, Cliffe, J. and Snowden, M. (2018) Researching in School – Creating a Meaningful School/University Alliance: a Reflection. Educational Action Research, 26 (4). pp. 589-602. ISSN 0965-0792 Online: 1747-5074

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Abstract

This paper reflects upon the experience of carrying out a piece of action research as a university academic, in partnership with a primary school. It considers roles and responsibilities, agendas, dynamics, ethical dilemmas and issues of voice. It contextualises the research within a field where educational research continues to be conceptualised as the ‘poor relation.’ In light of this, it explores the richness and value to be found in rejecting positivist tradition and reimagining the research process as one of uniqueness and ‘dissensus’ whereby learning happens through collaborative shared-learning encounters. It concludes that research relationships such as these can illuminate new understandings in ways that are not only rich and enduring but often unforeseen.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: action research, research collaboration, practitioner research, research relationships, uniqueness, ownership
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Education
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Depositing User: Carla Solvason
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2017 10:48
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2018 09:25
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/6060

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