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Personal Experience Methods in Practitioner Research

Personal Experience Methods in Practitioner Research

Personal Experience Methods in Practitioner Research
Amanda Berry Monica Taylor

Introduction – Practitioner research and its focus on personal experience

Practitioner research is an umbrella term that encompasses a range of educational research approaches and genres, including action research, teacher research, and reflective practice. Broadly speaking, it is a form of insider-research carried out by educators, usually teachers, individually or collaboratively, with the main aim of understanding teaching and learning in context and from the perspectives of those who experience it (Cochran-Smith and Lytle, 2009; Zeichner, 1999). An underpinning assumption of practitioner research is that a social practice such as teaching is best understood and researched by those directly involved in it. ...

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