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Why Do Practitioner Research?
Why do practitioner research?

Research internationally suggests that the quality of teaching is the most significant within-school factor influencing pupil performance (Darling-Hammond et al., 2005; Hattie, 2009; McKinsey & Co., 2007). Research further suggests that engagement in research by teachers has a positive impact on the learning of the pupils in their classrooms (Baumfield and Butterworth, 2005). It is argued that research-engaged teachers have ‘a better understanding of their practice and ways to improve it’ (McLaughlin et al., 2004: 5). ...

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