Teaching in a Diverse Scotland- Professional Learning Events This academic year our Teacher Education Partnership has been collaborating to move forward our response to the landmark Teaching in a Diverse Scotland (TIDS) report (Scottish Government, 2018) authored by Prof Rowena Arshad and consider the progress made and areas still to be developed in the follow […]

Understanding what we teach and why requires teachers to reflect upon their pedagogical practices. The methodology of Self-Study encourages practitioners to interrogate their assumptions and beliefs, and to consider how these beliefs influence the way they teach. For myself, the value of Self-Study lies in its insistence on slowing down, reflecting and making changes to […]

During my Extended Work-Based Project (EWBP) I conducted a case study of what happened when teachers learned to adopt the practice of practitioner enquiry within their classrooms.  Whilst reflecting on the conversations I had with teachers over the course of the study I became increasingly interested in how bias affected teacher judgement and have since […]

In my last year of study on the MEd Leadership and Learning, I explored how Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy challenges dominant educational ideas about thinking. Through Deleuze, I sought to show that these ideas can be limiting and damaging in the way in which they influence the policy, theory and practice of the teaching of thinking […]

As a team of teacher educators leading professional learning with and for teachers and schools we are continually evaluating, interrogating and reflecting on our work to ascertain and understand any possible impact and learn from the insights this brings. For me, this is a process I am grappling with just now for several key areas […]

In this blog post Elisabeth Davies, a primary teacher in Fife and graduate from the MEd Leadership and Learning programme, shares some key findings from her extended year-long enquiry as part of the masters programme.   This project developed on from an earlier self study in which I reflected on the impact of my own mixed ethnicity […]

I have recently completed my first year of studying for my Ed D (Doctor of Education) at University of Strathclyde.  I am finding this level of study utterly fascinating, undoubtedly challenging  and highly  addictive all at the same time. Earlier this year I undertook a Systematic  Review  of the literature related to the focus of […]

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