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The Teacher Researcher Programme operated by the General Teaching Council for Scotland has offered practitioners the opportunity to carry out action research into issues identified by the teachers …

The Teacher Researcher Programme operated by the General Teaching Council for Scotland has offered practitioners the opportunity to carry out action research into issues identified by the teachers themselves. This seminar [these seminars] will enable two of the researchers to share the outcomes of their research into aspects of learning and teaching in primary schools.


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  • 1. Teacher Research Programme Karen Jones BEd
  • 2. What it was all about…
    • Opportunity to participate in action research
    • Deciding an area of study
    • Narrowing down to ultimate research question
    • To what extent does giving children responsibility for their own behaviour have positive effect?
  • 3. Aim of Research…
    • To investigate if target setting with the children can have a positive effect
    • Devise target setting behaviour reward system motivating children to take responsibility for their own behaviour in class.
    • Build on existing school PBM reward system so not done in isolation.
  • 4. The Research Process…
    • Decided on ultimate research question.
    • Selected a sample group of pupils within P7 class and teachers within school.
    • Data collection:
    • - Questionnaires (to both pupils and teachers)
    • - Observation schedule
    • - Interview schedule
    • Gathering information and making sense of it!
  • 5. Findings…
    • No surprise – teachers finding behaviour management one of the most challenging areas of the profession.
    • Children get annoyed when their classmates misbehave.
    • Results showed less frequent instances of misbehaviour.
    • Children felt motivated by reward system.
    • Children felt they cooperated better as a class.
    • Children stated the atmosphere was calmer…more positive ethos.
  • 6. Next Steps…
    • Build on strategy used, develop for infants.
    • Introduce throughout the school with teachers willing to share the research to see if the strategy works for them.
    • Investigate links between introducing the new strategy and effect on children’s self-esteem.