Developing dialogue between a school subject department head and a university education researcher: convergences and divergences in experiencing educational change and complexity

Harris, Don and Danaher, Patrick A. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2289-7774 (2020) Developing dialogue between a school subject department head and a university education researcher: convergences and divergences in experiencing educational change and complexity. In: Curriculum, schooling and applied research: challenges and tensions for researchers. Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 221-236. ISBN 978-3-030-48821-5


Abstract

This chapter explores some of the challenges and opportunities in enhancing teacher–researcher relationships by analysing the work activities and environments of the authors, one a former secondary school teacher and subject department head and the other a university education researcher, both working in Queensland, Australia. More specifically, the chapter analyses selections from a lengthy audiorecorded interview between the authors focused on the first-named author’s strategies for engaging with educational change in a complex school environment. The findings of this analysis highlight the mutual benefits of educators and education researchers engaging in this kind of collaboration. More broadly, such a collaboration can help to illuminate some of the wider convergences and divergences that emerge from educational change and complexity in schools and universities alike.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2020 01:52
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 23:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: educational change, educational complexity, research collaboration, school environment, school subject department head, teacher-researcher relationships, university education researcher
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48822-2_10
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40088

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