Practical Research for Education Issue 41

National Foundation for Educational Research

01 May 2009

practical research for education keeps headteachers, students, researchers and classroom teachers up to date with the latest research in all aspects of education. Articles can be used both for private study and as a starting point for group discussions, staff meetings and INSET courses.

Published twice a year, both in print and online, the journal includes regular features: Profile interviews with well-known researchers and theorists, Tool-kit articles that equip people to do their own research and Letter from the chalk-face, which offers readers the opportunity to write about their own experiences of doing or using research.

Many articles are available for free download at the journal’s website

Issue 41's profile interview is with Judy Sebba and the tool-kit article offers advice on using audience response systems in your research. Other articles include telling stories to improve children's vocabulary learning and the use of peer support to improve students' motivation


Profile: Judy Sebba
Gail Goodwin

Tool-kit 8: Using audience response systems in research with children
Claire Easton

Once upon a time… Telling stories to build children’s vocabulary
Kathryn Wilkinson

E-assessment and the i-nfer plan
Hazel Griffin

Letter from the chalk-face: why would an already busy teacher consider getting involved in research?
Steven Rhodes

Do they get the picture? Feedback in primary classrooms
Black, Harrison, Lee, Marshall, & Wiliam

Students’ research on healthy eating
Marian Smyth

Reaching disengaged students through media skills
Cathy Poole

The Education Maintenance Allowance: motivation and moral judgement from a practitioner’s perspective
Sue Child

Does peer support improve students’ motivation?
Gabi Reigh

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