Researching Together for a Fair Go: JPL Special Edition Part I

19 April 2021

CPL Researching Together for a Fair Go: JPL Special Edition Part I by CPL Podcast

Wayne Sawyer and Katina Zammit share some theory and findings of the teacher-research model of the Fair Go Program, which is celebrating its 21st anniversary...

“We all came from an equity and social justice background... and we were very much interested in trying to improve the learning outcomes for students in disadvantaged schools...

“we were trying to change the learning that was happening in classrooms... its not like we come along and tap the teachers on the shoulder and say ‘your cognition needs to be upped’, but if you’re interested in working on your pedagogy, we’re interested in working with you...”

“there is a tendency to pick up something that is a short-term fix that doesn’t necessarily have long-term outcomes for students... sustainability is a key issue and that’s why for me, teachers as researchers was so important... It’s the mindset of taking on research, asking a question and looking for evidence...