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.
Profile: Andrew Morris
Tool-kit 9: using focus groups
What's new in CERUKplus
practical research for education conference 2009
What is the 'truth' and what can we do with it?
Using wikis to improve students' learning
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?
Peer coaching and mentoring to improve teaching and learning
Nature of Experience: engaging special needs learners through the natural world
Dawn Sanders, Jessica Duemler, Elizabeth Hartman