Early career teachers’ research literacy: what does it look like and what elements support its development in practice?

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Early career teachers’ research literacy : what does it look like and what elements support its development in practice? / Evans, Carol.

In: Research Papers in Education, Vol. 32, No. 4, 05.05.2017, p. 540-551.

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title = "Early career teachers{\textquoteright} research literacy: what does it look like and what elements support its development in practice?",
abstract = "This article reviews the effectiveness of two projects: NQT and Beyond; Developing Resilience in Learning and Teaching, and the underpinning conceptual framework (PLSP) in supporting early career teachers{\textquoteright} (ECTs{\textquoteright}) development of their research literacy. Evidence of effective integration of research into practice is illustrated through reference to six articles each presenting an individual ECT project, alongside data from a total of 80 ECTs. Thematic analysis of ECTs products from the projects (critically reflective portfolios; resilience pedagogy implementation/analysis) identified three over-arching themes impacting ECTs{\textquoteright} research literacy. These inter-related themes included: (i) adequacy of the pedagogic/project design (i.e. authenticity, relevance, manageability, accessibility, tools to support critical reflection/self-evaluation; focused incremental feedback; modelling research through investigation of beliefs and values); (ii) self (i.e. readiness; energy to effect change; confidence in being able to apply ideas; willingness to act as a broker/change agent; ability to identify and make use of opportunities); (iii) self-in-context (i.e. time and space to effect change; opportunities to use ideas in real contexts; support from pupils, colleagues and senior management; access to a range of support networks). The importance of sustaining ECT research literacy and reconfiguring school–higher education partnerships to facilitate this are emphasised.",
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