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Action Research in Practice with Jo Fletcher-Saxon – Universal Learning with Saj Mohammad #9

Action Research in Theory with Jo Fletcher-Saxon

Action Research in Practice with @JFletcherSaxon – Universal Learning with Saj Mohammad #9 

This is the second episode in a two-part special on action research, a term used to describe research that is done by practitioners themselves in the environments they work in. If it’s done well, it can greatly improve our practice which results in better outcomes for students.

In part two, I’m talking to Jo Fletcher-Saxon about action research in practice. Jo is Assistant Principal at Ashton Sixth Form College and has worked tirelessly over the last few years with Sam Jones of the Bedford College Group to promote action research in further education.

Jo discusses a variety of issues including why she wanted to bring more scholarship into further education, how research helps both staff and students to flourish, and what senior leaders cynical about action research need to consider.

What lessons can we take from inclusive practice to open up learning to all?

For example, making things easy to read and using clear language helps dyslexic and autistic learners. But shouldn’t it be part of our normal routine when planning teaching, learning, and assessment?

In this podcast series “Universal Learning with Saj Mohammad“, I speak to professionals inside and outside education, as well as parents, carers, and learners themselves about their experiences of inclusion and what lessons we can all learn to make learning as universal as possible.

Music: Sinara by Blear Moon, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC). Sound FX: Soft Blip E Major by New Age Soup via Freesounds, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY).

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