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#025 – Dr Sam Baars and Iesha Small: Conducting a Research Project (part 1)

In this episode Iesha starts a two-part discussion with Dr Sam Baars, LKMco’s Director of Research, about the way that we conduct research at LKMco. Iesha and Sam discuss the importance of research ethics and data security as the ‘foundations’ of good research, before running through the main elements of a research project – design, conduct, analyse, report. They then discuss research design in more detail, and how decisions about research questions, research tools, ethics and resources are all interrelated.

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How research can have a place in the maths classroom: brief reflections on The Telegraph Festival of Education 2017

  How can maths teachers make lessons relevant to their students? How can teachers use research to impact their classroom practice? How can teachers make their classrooms a welcoming space to lead to engagement that then has a knock on effect to learning? These were the questions that were subconsciously buzzing around in my head …

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Teachers and professional development: Where’s the appetite for CPD?

On a panel for the Education Policy Institute at last week’s Festival of Education I spoke about teacher professional development. I highlighted a key conundrum that must be solved if we are to raise the bar, both in terms of teachers’ access to development opportunities, and the quality of these opportunities. I call this conundrum …

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