Action Research Projects

These research reports, published by LSIS, describe a wide range of projects that have been performed by providers of post-16 education and training. The research has been performed by practitioners in STEM subjects in diverse institutions.



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Measuring the Impact of Specialist Coaching Support on Numeracy Teacher Trainees

This action research report, published by LSIS, describes a project undertaken by Newcastle College. The study focussed on the impact of coaching or ‘active’ mentoring activity on the teaching practice of three additional diploma trainees.

Mobile Learning in Construction, Engineering and Work-Based Learning

Published by LSIS, this report describes an action research project conducted by Liverpool Community College. The research looked at the use of mini netbooks utilising the wireless network in the college building to provide a flexible alternative to converting classrooms into IT suites. Therefore retaining the...

Peer mentoring and study skills development in science

Published in 2009 by LSIS, this report describes action research carried out by Greenhead College. The research project was to develop a peer mentoring scheme in chemistry to help students who struggle with the difference in demands that AS courses make compared to GCSE. In turn, it is hoped that this will lead to...

Peer Observation for Maths and Numeracy Teachers

Published by LSIS, this report describes an action research project carried out by Macclesfield College. The research looked at the implementation of a peer observation scheme and its effects on teaching and learning.


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