Self-Study & Teacher Inquiry
(Inquiry-Based Research, Practitioner Research, Teacher Research)
- MEd Students Download Overview of Self-Study Methods
- Overviews and Method
- Dadds, M. (2004). Perspectives in practitioner research. Bedfordrshire, England: National College for School Leadership.
- Samaras, A. P. & Roberts, L. (2011). Flying solo: Teachers take charge of their learning through self-study research. Learning Forward, 22(5), 42-45.
- Guidelines for Self-Study Research
- Bullough, R. & Pinnegar, S. (2001). Guidelines for quality in autobiographical forms of self-study research. Educational Researcher, 30(3), 13–21.
- Definition of Self-Study Research:
- [A self-study is] a generally agreed upon set of insider research practices that promote teachers taking a close, critical look at their teaching and the academic and social development of their students . . . [A self-study] involves classroom teachers in a cycle of inquiry, reflection, and action. In this cycle, teachers question common practice, approach problems from new perspectives, consider research and evidence to propose new solutions, implement these solutions, and evaluate the results, starting the cycle anew. (Lewison, 2003, p. 100)
- Lewison, M. (2003) Teacher inquiry. In E. P. St. John, S. A. Loescher, & J. S. Bardzell (Eds.), Improving early reading and literacy in Grades 1–5 (pp. 95–109) Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
- Ezer, H. (2009). Self-study approaches and the teacher inquirer. Rotterdam: Sense.
- Naylor, C., Fry, T. & Filleul, M. (2012). Teacher inquiry: The catalytic and collaborative role of a Canadian teacher union. Vancouver: BCTF.
- Wilhlem, J. D. (2009). The power of teacher inquiry. Voices From the Middle, 17(2), 36-39.
- McTighe, J. (2004). Introduction– The logic of backwards design. In Understanding by design professional development workbook (pp. 1-27). Washington, DC: ASCD.