Practitioner Research Network


Published on

A recent presentation to local physical education teachers about the 'need' for greater dialogue between the University and local practitioners.

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Thanks for the opportunity to talk to you.David and I want to take the chance over the next hour or so to talk you though a groundbreaking idea that we think we’ve had. Ultimately, we would like to draw upon your expertise to take the idea of a physical education practitioner research network in Bedford forwards.
  • So let me tell you a little bit about myself and why I have invested so much time in this idea.
  • Father to Madeline and ThomasHusband to Sarah
  • I was a secondary school physical education teacher for fifteen years.Seven of which I engaged in practitioner research
  • I have been working a the University of Bedfordshire teaching physical education student teachers for 9 months.
  • I completed my Ph.D at Leeds Metropolitan University that explored the use of innovative pedagogical approaches in physical education.
  • I have published a number of papers in practitioner research in academic and professional journals, and presented at international conferences.
  • I write a weekly blog at called the ‘Physical Education Practitioner Research Network’.
  • I have developed a professional learning network on twitter where we talk about physical education, teachers, teaching, education, innovation and share good practice and ideas.
  • My interests in this endeavour focus around …
  • My career as a physical education teacher
  • In an effort to clarify where I am going as a physical educator
  • I am interested in knowledge mobilisation.In other words the dissemination of this body of research to, and with, physical educators.
  • But this doesn’t appear to be happening
  • We have choices
  • We want to know what might workAnd want to use you as an Expert Consultation Group and then, if we strike the right note, recruit from this room and the wider network of physical education teachers who you support.
  • So what is the physical education practitioner research network?It is a collaboration between the university and local schools and practitioners through face-to-face and web-based support.We are interested in exploring new ideas for physical education with you through free and sustained professional development opportunities. These will focus on innovative practice and practitioner research skills that will help those involved to use new practices in their schools with our support.
  • What are the benefits?
  • To teachers
  • Free CPDWith buy out to pay for coverFour free half day courses exploring curriculum innovation such as Sport Education, Cooperative Learning and Teaching Games for Understanding underpinned by practitioner research.Support from experienced members of the physical education department through 21st century technology and personal support at the points of instigation i.e. your schools and classrooms.
  • Opportunities to take a route in a masters by research and ultimately a PhD.
  • What is in it…for
  • The development of the skills of the practitioner researcher
  • Assistance in undertaking a delimited range of studies focused on the teaching of physical education.
  • Benefits for us?
  • collaboration with teachers to move forwards physical education
  • engage in sustained and sustainable curriculum renewal through teacher professional development
  • What do we need and aspire to?
  • These are our ideasA sum of money (not huge) how is it best to spend it?Do we…
  • We have some choices to make
  • Take the path we have suggested…?Buy out participants to engage in models-based practice and practitioner research workshops and then support them at the point of implementation?
  • Arrange cluster group meetings and support these in discussions around curricular and practice change and then support them at the point of implementation?
  • Provide time for participants to engage as a community of practitioners based around an interactive, website and then support them at the point of implementation
  • These are the questions that would like your help with?
  • What do you think are the pressing concerns are for CPD?i.e. what do teachers feel they need?
  • Our ideas of the future of physical education centres on Models-Based Practices like Sport Education that are jointly evolved by teachers and researchers.
  • And offer expertise in these areas to engage in sustained and sustainable curriculum renewal through teacher professional development
  • Practitioner Research Network

    1. 1. Physical EducationPractitioner Research Network<br />SagarPaitil’s Flickr photostream<br />
    2. 2. About me<br />
    3. 3. Father and Husband<br />
    4. 4. Teacher<br />Ira Crummey’s Flickr photostream<br />
    5. 5. Teacher<br />Teacher Educator<br />
    6. 6. Ph.D<br />
    7. 7. Author<br />Author<br />Geri-Jean’s Flickr photostream<br />
    8. 8. Shavar Ross’s Flickr photostream<br />
    9. 9. Tweeter<br />Tweeter<br />Luc lagay’s Flickr photostream<br />
    10. 10. Interests<br />
    11. 11. In where<br />I’ve been<br />
    12. 12. Where I’m<br />Going<br />_SteVader’s Flickr photostream<br />
    13. 13. Large amounts of research<br />has been conducted in the <br />past three decades <br /> on and around physical education.<br />Mr. Greenjean’s Flickr photostream<br />
    14. 14. Noone’s talking<br />Gitart‘sFlickr photostream<br />
    15. 15.
    16. 16. Whatmight work?<br />Lisa-Mari’s Flickr photostream<br />
    17. 17. What is the<br />PEPRN?<br />
    18. 18. Benefits<br />
    19. 19. You<br />
    20. 20. Free CPD<br />(Erik)’s Flickr photostream<br />
    21. 21. Higher Degree<br />
    22. 22. What?<br />
    23. 23. Practitioner Researcher<br />Skills of a <br />fotografikaphantastika’s Flickr photostream<br />
    24. 24. Building on prior learning by the students and the teacher to enhance future learning<br />Specific project assistance in a <br />Delimited Range of Studies<br />
    25. 25. us<br />
    26. 26. Collaborative Learning<br />
    27. 27. .m for matthijs’s Flickr photostream<br />Sustained and sustainable <br />renewal<br />
    28. 28. What next?<br />
    29. 29. Ideas<br />
    30. 30.
    31. 31. Take the path <br />we have suggested?<br />
    32. 32. Spyros_Tav‘sFlickr photostream<br />Help you get together?<br />
    33. 33. Buy time for you to think?<br />
    34. 34. Questions? <br />
    35. 35. mark & his nikon‘sFlickr photostream<br />What are the <br />pressing concerns for CPD<br />and how do these ideas sit along side them?<br />
    36. 36. Models-based practices<br />
    37. 37. Offer <br />delimited support<br />allowed me to mature beyond the basic process of ‘use’<br />
    38. 38. Offer different<br />levels of membership.<br />JWas‘sFlickr photostream<br />
    39. 39. The need to stop treating students like ‘babies’ and teaching them the same things year-on-year<br />What would it<br />Look Like<br />
    40. 40.
    41. 41. Discussion Summary<br />
    42. 42. Conclusion<br />
    43. 43. We believe we can play<br />an important part in <br />each other’s learning.<br />MannaMe‘sFlickr photostream<br />
    44. 44. And have some<br />Big ideas<br />
    45. 45. A journey to<br />Take together<br />No longer the neophyte teacher learning the basics of cooperative learning. <br />
    46. 46. Thank you<br />
    47. 47. Any questions?<br />