Quick Read: Using observation techniques to record student behaviour for research or evaluation

25 June 2020

This month see the launch of our new course focused on supporting educators to experiment with and adopt new approaches in the computing classroom. Improving computing classroom practice through action research supports educators to embark upon an action research project trailing and evaluating new ideas. This quick read is one of two we're sharing this month to support educators designing their own research project.

In many research projects observing and recording student behaviour is a useful way to measure the impact of new ideas and approaches. In this quick read we explore structured and unstructured observation techniques as well a verbal observation approaches.

Whether taking our online course (which you should) or not this Quick Read is a useful read. Whilst you're at it, go ahead and check out our previous Quick Reads here.

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