Teacher Researcher

My name is Claire Tyson and I have worked at Homewood for six years as a Science Teacher and more recently as a Teacher Researcher.

I have also been a research student in the field of medicine and clinical trial since 2006 and I find there are many opportunities to transfer skills and ideas to research projects in education.

Some of the projects I have been working on at Homewood have been about the wellbeing of students, about how we can support their learning and what difference can we make to student’s lives.

As new research papers are published I will be sharing the highlights with you and reflecting on how they might impact on our community of teaching and learning.

The main reason for starting this blog is to share ideas, concepts and questions with you and I look forward to receiving your feedback. 

Teacher Researcher’s Blog

Welcome to my first blog post as a Teacher Researcher at Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre. My name is Claire Tyson and I have worked at Homewood for six years as a Science Teacher and more recently as a Teacher Researcher.

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Should I Be Worried About My Child Playing Computer Games?

What are you planning to do in your half term holiday? Does your teenage son or daughter want to spend time with you, doing activities or do they want to spend all day in their bedroom, playing online computer games with their friends? Perhaps your half term will fall somewhere between these two extremes.

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Researcher Blog – January 2016 – Dr C Tyson

How can we help students towards academic success and progress at school? I have asked myself this question both as a parent and as a science teacher and I am sure I am not alone in searching for an answer.

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Ethics and The Role of Students in School Based Research Projects

As we draw towards the end of 2016 and I reflect back on the research work that we have been doing, one thread runs throughout the whole 12 months. That thread is the principle that students and their parents should be informed partners and participants in our research activities, not the passive subjects of it.

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The Practical and Ethical Challenges of a Research Project with Secondary School Students

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