A Specialist Hub is a collaborative research project, where a group of teachers/practitioners get together to investigate professional curiosities and identify areas of need. Specialist Hub activity is guided by a research question, arising from common areas of interest. Projects develop over a period of time, guided by research methodology.
The following example guiding questions provide a framework for Specialist Hub activity:
- What do we want to find out? (the research question)
- What information do we need?
- How will we obtain the information?
- How will we check that the information gathered is sound and the methods used for gathering effective and ethical?
- How will we make sense of, and use, the information?
- How do we draw secure conclusions?
- What are the recommendations for changed practice?
- How can learning be disseminated?
The Specialist Hubs on this website include a variety of research and highlight articles and current debates in the field. Research is drawn from all sectors and areas of Early Childhood.
We are currently showcasing the following eight specialist fields of Early Childhood. Click on the segments below to read more: