Action Research Network

Supporting research in schools and building a community of practice.

What is Action Research?

Action Research is research conducted in a school by those who work in that school to develop, monitor, assess and reflect on their practice in order to improve an aspect of activity within the school. Action research can drive and develop transformative improvement on any activity – from specific curriculum implementation to broader pedagogy and even school leadership..

ARN - Community Map

What is a Networked Community of Practice?

A Networked Community of Practice is a group of schools networked together, each working on improving their school by establishing a local community of practice with a shared vision or goal – in this case to develop action research in the school – and who learn together, embark on the activity together, and support each other in the process. The University of Birmingham Dubai will connect the network, supporting each school-based Community of Practice to conduct action research within each school by holding regular workshops.

All staff who participate in Action Research in the school will be invited to the Action Research Conference at the University of Birmingham Dubai to present and showcase their work.  

Panel discussion at the action research network conferencePresentation at the Action Research Network Conference

Speaker session at the Action Research Network

Stay connected and join us for the next ARN this October 2024.