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University and school research partnerships as a source of professional growth in regional communities


Swabey, K and Muir, T and Thomas, D and Emery, S and Edwards, M-C, University and school research partnerships as a source of professional growth in regional communities, Australian Educational Researcher pp. 1-17. ISSN 0311-6999 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s13384-021-00477-1


There is increasing recognition of the importance of university and school research partnerships for developing approaches to supporting student learning and wellbeing. However, this is a relatively under-explored area of research particularly in regional community contexts. Drawing on data from a 3-year study of learning and wellbeing in low SES regional schools, this paper focusses on research partnerships between a regional university and three regional government schools in the Australian state of Tasmania. The three case studies presented consider the diverse ways that university and school partnerships can serve as catalysts for teachers’ professional experimentation within their classroom practice.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:professional development, mathematics teaching, low socioeconomic, school and university partnerships
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Swabey, K (Professor Karen Swabey)
UTAS Author:Muir, T (Associate Professor Tracey Muir)
UTAS Author:Thomas, D (Dr Damon Thomas)
UTAS Author:Emery, S (Dr Sherridan Emery)
UTAS Author:Edwards, M-C (Mrs Marie-Christina Edwards)
ID Code:146432
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment
Deposited On:2021-09-07
Last Modified:2021-11-02

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