I graduated from the University of Stirling‘s Professional Enquiry in Education MEd in 2012. I shared my learning throughout the MEd programme on this blog, but I’ve gathered together my assignments as downloadable PDFs on this page. Obviously, I don’t share these here to be copied in other MEd programmes, but in the hope that they might prove useful to other teachers trying similar things with their learners.
- A collaborative professional enquiry into engaging learners through planning learning experiences using an accelerated learning cycle (2012) My final MEd assignment which tells the story of, and critically analyses, a collaborative enquiry I led at my school.
- Can learning about ‘mindsets’ improve pupil confidence? (2009) My first professional enquiry exploring the use of Dweck’s work on ‘mindsets’ to raise the confidence levels of my S3 class.
- Cultivating a constructivist classroom in S1 Biology (2009) An APL claim I made based on my work involving an S1 class in planning their learning.
- The Nature of Professionalism in the Context of Curriculum for Excellence (2008) My first Masters essay exploring the nature of professionalism and how this relates to Curriculum for Excellence.