The CPD Leads Package includes a session plan and accompanying materials based on the input provided for the regional advisers supporting The Education and Training Foundation’s blended learning Practitioner-led Action Research Programme 2014, developed and delivered by emCETT.
The materials have been re-purposed for CPD leads supporting action research within their own organisations.
CPD leads to have a clear understanding of the underpinning theory to the programme and their role within the delivery of the programme.
Length: 3 – 3.5 hours
Pre-reading for the participants in the programme (and CPD leads) was An Introduction to Practitioner-led Action Research – a ‘how to’ guide for practitioners and managers which includes the action research cycle (reproduced with permission of Education Scotland).
- CPD leads training session plan
- CPD leads training presentation
- CPD leads R1 What is PLAR
- CPD leads R2 PollEverywhere instructions
- CPD leads R3 Peer working session plans
- CPD leads R4 Self assessment wheel
- CPD leads R5 Report checklist
- CPD leads handouts
- PLAR emCETT information
- PLAR programme guide
Regional advisers encouraged participants to undertake a self-assessment of their action research skills, knowledge and understanding at the start and end of the programme using R4. On average participants moved up the scale by 1.6 steps (32%). Here is an example from one of the participants showing an improvement on average of 1.6 steps.