Educational innovation: challenges of conducting and applying research in schools

Trimmer, Karen and Donovan, Jennifer and Flegg, Nicholas (2020) Educational innovation: challenges of conducting and applying research in schools. In: Curriculum, schooling and applied research: challenges and tensions for researchers. Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 1-17. ISBN 978-3-030-48821-5


Abstract

Teachers in schools are constantly challenged by change and implementing innovative educational approaches to meet the needs of their students and the requirements of stakeholders. This book presents a careful selection of contemporary research into different ways in which researchers and teachers navigate the complex process of integrating new approaches to educational practice based on educational research based within the school system. The introductory chapter puts the case for the book, provides a brief review of the literature and provides the background to the researcher chapters which have been chosen to illustrate in more detail some of the tensions faced by teachers and researchers in the field. It also provides the reader with personal reflections of the editors about their own encounters with these problems whilst carrying out their own research in order to help demonstrate practically the nature of the difficulties. For example, the problems and challenges currently facing researchers in conducting research, including ethics, processes for gaining permissions from school systems and access to students/classrooms. It considers the perspectives of schools and teachers who face the impositions of research with a range of outcomes that may or may not be able to be applied or implemented in the face of complex policy and procedural requirements.


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Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Paper originally presented at 29th Australian Council of Health Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) International Conference 2015, 13-15 April 2015 (Record #27702).
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: 23 Dec 2020 03:31
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 23:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: curriculum, schooling, research, classroom context, educational innovation
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160303 Teacher and instructor development
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160301 Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Identification Number or DOI: doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48822-2
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40385

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