Researchers in practice
An important part of developing the University Practice Schools partnerships will be developing research projects within the partnership schools.
These could be any kind of project, devised between school and University of Plymouth staff and then undertaken within the school.
Previous and ongoing projects, for instance, include:
- investigating pupil engagement with maths
- developing and evaluating staff peer observation cycles
- developing children’s capacity as researchers
- understanding children’s attitudes about travelling to and from school.
The aim for these and future projects is for benefits to accrue to both the school and the University of Plymouth; the school gains greater understanding about one particular aspect of school life, and University of Plymouth staff aim for a joint publication at the end of the academic year.