FAQ - prospective members

 

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  • 31 Jan 2016 3:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    Standard school membership starts from around £80 per teacher for twilight workshops at a partner university or online distance learning.

    Please complete the membership enquiry form with your school cohort details and we will be in touch. http://www.expansiveeducation.net/page-1726736

    If you would like to set up a cluster with other local schools please contact us so that we can provide the best possible price for you.

    Costs are for membership across the academic year and do not attract VAT. Your school will be invoiced for the full amount at registration.  We regret that once invoiced we are not able to offer refunds.

  • 31 Jan 2016 3:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    When you have completed and written up your research, we can publish onto the members' section of www.expansiveeducation.net  for other member professionals to reference.  Our tutor here will provide you with final feedback and then format and upload on your behalf. 

    We understand that time might not be on your side so you can write up your research as a poster outlining your findings or if you're up for more of a challenge then you can write a more full report.

     

  • 31 Jan 2016 3:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    For your first Action Research, your facilitating University will invite you to attend three workshop sessions of around two hours each, usually held after school. The workshops are usually scheduled at intervals of six to eight weeks. Alternatively, please enquire about our Distance Learning option.

     



    The first Workshop introduces the idea of Action Research, and gets you to frame your first questions.

    The second Workshop looks at how you will carry out your research, what you will measure and how you will present your data.

    The third Workshop is a sharing of findings and a celebration of your first steps towards putting Expansive Education into practice.

    You don’t have to attend any of these workshops, and you will find all the material and resources you need online. However, many teachers find it very helpful to take the time away from school, sharing ideas and experiences.

    The workshop will also introduce you to a tutor, to whom you will have access by email to ask any questions and help define your own question and methodology used throughout your project.

    Schools have also found that having a Lead Member within the school makes the project run more smoothly as teachers have support and a sounding-board for ideas.

  • 31 Jan 2016 3:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    Over the course of the term, you will need to put a few hours into planning and collating the data, a couple of hours analysing and a few hours writing up your findings.

    For your Action Research enquiry, you will also attend three workshop sessions of around two hours each, usually held as twilight sessions after school and hosted by your nearest facilitating university.

     

  • 31 Jan 2016 1:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have a number of delivery options to suit your needs:

     

    1.       Standard membership  -  one school or cluster of schools

    • Nominated teachers attend workshops at local partner eedNET university over the course of a year
    • Feedback on action plan and final report available from eedNET university tutor via email

     

    2.       Distance learning

    • As for standard package, but nominated teachers follow workshop materials online on a flexible basis as a group or individually
    • Coaching and check-in with eedNET university tutor delivered via Skype
    • The model is particularly suitable for international schools or members some distance from partner universities

     

    3.    On site delivery  - whole school initiative or cluster

    • Workshops are delivered in-house on INSET days or as twilights by an eedNET tutor
    • Bespoke pricing available on request and will depend on number of teachers participating and any additional services required (eg award ceremonies, tutor feedback, additional training)

     

     

  • 29 Jul 2014 3:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Some of the questions explored by teachers in their Action Research:

    • Will the use of ICT become more embedded if pupils were used as mentors?
    • If the school appoints a Parents’ Champion to coordinate support will parents become more engaged in supporting their children’s learning?
    • If I explore and reflect on my own learning in mathematics can I apply it to pupils learning?
    • If I move children to mixed ability groups and teach them some co-operative learning structures, will all children make good progress?
    • If I get children to practice the spelling of words correctly within sentences (instead of only in isolation within spelling tests), will it improve their spelling in their general work?
    • If I teach mathematics using real-world scenarios (eg. planning a wedding), will it improve lower attaining pupils’ mindset and approach to maths?
    • If I make my writing areas more purposeful for boys, will they use them more often and persevere when using them?

  • 29 Jul 2014 3:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    Action Research is carried out in the classroom, usually over the period of a term. Posing the question, “If I do x, will y happen?” the teacher will apply a different strategy or intervention to a particular challenge or situation, and observe the results.

    Action Research encourages teachers to take small steps as part of their regular practice to develop desirable learning dispositions.

  • 29 Jul 2014 3:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    We encourage our members to undertake Action Research, a form of teacher enquiry carried out in the classroom. You will be invited to a series of workshops to get you started in this practice.

  • 29 Jul 2014 3:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    In the course of regular lessons, following the regular curriculum, eedNET members are using small strategies and observations to develop their students’ learning dispositions, and are in the habit of reflecting on and learning from the outcomes of their actions in the classroom.

    As Professor John Hattie states:

    "the biggest effects on student learning occur when teachers become learners of their own teaching.”

  • 29 Jul 2014 3:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    Rooted in a large body of rigorous research and evidence, Expansive Education is not the property of any one organisation but describes an approach shared by teachers to develop the capabilities of their pupils. Expansive education:

    • Expands goals for learning beyond success in examinations
    • Understands individual intelligence is expandable, not fixed
    • Goes beyond the classroom, learning from experiences outside
    • Uses Action Research to investigate better outcomes
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