2009 Archive for this website


June 29 2009

The fourth e-seminar for BERA's Mentoring and Coaching SIG is now underway.
Mark Potts: How do I Analyse Video Data in my Qualitative Research?

CLICK for the discussion paper

Based on this paper there are three questions:

1) How far does my method of video analysis assist you to evidence your claims to know?
2) What other methods for analysing video are you aware of? (How do you analyse video?)
3) How far is self-study using video analysis a valid, rigorous research approach for a PhD?

1) If you wish to participate, please join the JISCmail Mentoring-Coaching list at http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk - search for Mentoring-Coaching + follow guidelines.
2) If you wish to see what is being discussed but do not wish to join this JISClist you can access the archives at JISCmail.ac.uk by searching for Mentoring-Coaching.

June 20 2009

The third e-seminar for BERA's Mentoring and Coaching SIG is now underway. This week's online event will be convened by Corina Seal who teaches at Sweyne Park School in Essex. Corina is a member of the National Teacher Research Panel and her discussion paper focuses upon the research questions that teacher researchers ask.

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Based on this paper there are three questions:

1) How are teachers' research questions and research currently used by teachers in schools and how do other stakeholders, including policy makers, in education research use them?
2) How do we know, as a mentoring and coaching research community, about the kind of questions and research that teachers tend to find useful to further learning in schools?
3) When we consider teachers' research questions, do they choose to focus on areas that can challenge them or choose research areas that they feel confident enough build on?

June 13 2009

Following on a huge success of last week, our next e-seminar starting today focuses on using visual representation (especially video cams) in research by teachers and for teachers. John Robinson and Tony Shallcross at Manchester Metropolitan University are leading our discussion. Their overview, paper and focus questions are available below. Thus week's e-seminar will last until mdnight GMT this Friday night.

CLICK for Discussion paper one (WORD doc)
for Discussion paper two (WORD doc)

Based on these two papers, there are four questions:

1) To what extent is it appropriate to suggest that a multi-modal approach to data collection and analysis afford an enhanced understanding of issues surrounding the mentoring of trainee teachers?
2) Does the capture of visual data by trainees about their own practice genuinely afford a greater degree of empowerment over their own assessment?
3) What implications are there for further training in order to capitalise on the benefits of multi-modal analyses of trainees experiences?
4) What are the ethical issues that arise out of the concerns expressed above?

June 6 2009

I am delighted to announce a season of e-seminars, hosted by the BERA's Mentoring and Coaching SIG. This will run through 2009. Professor Tadashi Asada, at Waseda University Japan, will convene our first e-seminar. Tadashi has circulated resources for discussion, for reading and consideration of the areas where he invites discussion between Monday 8th June and Friday 12th June.

CLICK for Discussion paper one (pdf file)
CLICK for Discussion paper two (pdf file)
CLICK for Discussion paper three (pdf file)

Based on these three papers, there are 4 questions;

1) What aspects of kounai ken seem most useful to you for promoting
teachers' CPD?
2) How might mentoring and coaching facilitation support teachers' CPD in
kounai ken?
3) Are there particular types of mentoring and of coaching that might be
most effective?
4) What kinds of successful school-based mentoring and coaching programmes
might be adapted to support kounai ken as a means to teachers' CPD?