Research at Bristol Early Years Research and Development (BEYRD)
Research on this website is organised into three categories:
Within each of these, each research project will be categorised by the stage of the research. These stages will be:
Bristol Early Years is committed to research-engaged and innovative practice through collaborative practitioner enquiry. ‘Researchful’ practice is recognised as a key driver for setting improvement and professional learning. Staff are empowered to lead their own learning, and that of others, in response to identified needs, interests and professional curiosities. Currently Research Hubs are being established to provide creative thinking spaces for facilitated professional dialogue and enquiry. Find out more.
It is teachers who in the end will change the world of the school by understanding it.
Lawrence Stenhouse, Teacher as Researcher, 1975
The following article by Professor Graham Handscomb explores the concept of teacher/ practitioner researcher, highlighting the conditions necessary to embed a culture of researchful practice. A good think piece for introducing research-based practice.
Jack and Jill Pre-School, Wesbury-on-Trym
Practitioners at the Jack and Jill Pre-School in Wetbury-on-Trym have shared details of the research they carried out in conjunction with the 5x5x5 project.
Download the Jack and Jill Pre-School Research Project