2.1. Ethics and ethical considerations in practitioner research

Seminar on the 7th December 2022 from 11 to 12 UK time:

Ethics and ethical considerations in practitioner research

In this seminar Prof Kate Wall from University of Strathclyde offers a brief introduction into concerns around ethical practitioner research. Professor Wall comments on the relationship and tensions between research ethics, approval committees on the one hand, and professional ethics, standards and responsibilities on the other. In this context, she further explores the researcher’s ethical duty to not only listen to, but to adhere to children’s rights, thus to fully include and involve children in research processes. She argues that “pedagogical appropriateness” drives good practitioner-research, thus shows how practice informs methodological and practical choices in research.



Professor Wall’s work focuses on the development of pedagogies and research methodologies that facilitate effective talk about learning (metacognition). She has worked extensively in partnership with teachers of all ages and stages, using practitioner enquiry approaches and has a growing interest in how tools with pedagogic and methodological origins can be used to support theorised practice.


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