As part of my final internship, I had to undertake action research in the classroom, trialling an ‘approach of interest’ to see if I could implement and measure its impact. I chose to trial active student responding, specifically using the device of student response cards. There is a huge research base outlining the effectiveness of active responding and supporting student response cards as tools of engagement and achievement. To give a bit of background about exactly what this entails, ‘The Teacher Toolkit’ has a great video here that breaks it down.
Having had my research now marked and approved, I wanted to share it here. The report itself is about 50 pages long, so I’ve synthesised the main findings in a two-pager below. Or if you’re really interested in reading the whole thing (brave colleague), you can find it here: prp-active-student-responding.