Something to read over the Christmas Holiday?


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Getting a book published is always rewarding but especially so in this case for the following reasons. First it was a successful collaboration with my friend and colleague John Williams. It is well known that technology education is under researched and also that teachers rarely if ever have access to research findings and when they do they are unlikely to be able to use them to inform practice. So a second reason is that not only does the book provide the opportunity to share research findings in technology education with teachers in schools but deliberately explores how teachers might use the findings in their own practice. A third reason is that the book makes suggestions how teachers might get involved in furthering the research. The book contains chapters on each of eleven successful PhDs from different parts of the world but all with relevance to teaching design & technology in schools in the UK. You can find details here. The book is published by Springer in the series Contemporary Research in Technology Education. It is titled Helping Teachers Develop Research-informed Practice. The really good news is that John and I are already working on Volume 2 to be published in January 2018!

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