Research project: Writing it Right

About this Certification Evidence

Career Stage: Highly Accomplished

This action research project was completed through the teacher’s Master of Education as she recognised a need to develop strategies to address the types of errors students make within their writing. Current theory and research underpinned this research, and subsequent conclusions made within the report, were utilised to inform and develop recommendations for future teaching and learning at her school.

The teacher has 10 years teaching experience as well as qualifications that include a Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and a Masters of Education. She works part time at a primary school supporting year 1 and 2 students and teachers in her role as an English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) teacher. This includes coaching teachers in the area of EAL/D, small group work within the classroom and targeted small group withdrawal lessons. She presents professional learning in her area of specialism and is the unit convener for an undergraduate subject.

Standard 1
Know students and how they learn
Focus Area 1.2 Understand how students learn
Highly Accomplished
Expand understanding of how students learn using research and workplace knowledge.

Standard 6
Engage in professional learning
Focus Area 6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
Highly Accomplished
Initiate and engage in professional discussions with colleagues in a range of forums to evaluate practice directed at improving professional knowledge and practice, and the educational outcomes of students.

  1. What has prompted you to undertake research and what processes did you follow to investigate your research question/s?
  2. How has research you have undertaken about student learning contributed to your professional knowledge and practice?
  3. How have you improved student outcomes through research you have undertaken?
Florey Primary School
Florey, Australian Capital Territory
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Year 2
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