Practical Research for Education issue 42

National Foundation for Educational Research

23 December 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 www.pre-online.co.uk.

Issue 42's profile interview is with Andrew Morris and the tool-kit article offers advice on using focus groups as a useful way of capturing information.

Contents:

Profile: Andrew Morris
Allie Chownsmith

Tool-kit 9: using focus groups
Caroline Sharp

What's new in CERUKplus
Dawn Sanders

practical research for education conference 2009
Allie Chownsmith

What is the 'truth' and what can we do with it?
Erik Blair

Using wikis to improve students' learning
Tom Lyons

Working successfully across agencies: a practical model for the future
Lawrence Williams, Lorian Mead, Lloyd Mead

Teaching originality and flair
Sarah Colabella, Emma Harrison

What drives development in learning mathematics?
Eleanor Mundy

Peer coaching and mentoring to improve teaching and learning
Warren Kidd

Nature of Experience: engaging special needs learners through the natural world
Dawn Sanders, Jessica Duemler, Elizabeth Hartman