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Knowledge transformation and impact : aspirations and experiences from TLRP

Pollard, Andrew (2008) Knowledge transformation and impact : aspirations and experiences from TLRP. Cambridge Journal of Education, 38 (1). pp. 5-22. ISSN 0305-764X

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Abstract

This paper reviews the intentions and strategies adopted by the UK’s Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) in its attempts to maximise the impact of its research portfolio. The Programme’s early commitment to user engagement and to an ‘interactive, iterative, constructive, distributed and transformative’ impact strategy is described. The specific outputs and initiatives of the Programme are analysed in relation to three issues - the transformation of findings beyond abstract academic forms; the authentic engagement of users; and the exploitation of ideas which are culturally and politically current. From TLRP experience, it is argued that such work requires significant resources, technology, imagination, expertise and time. The paper concludes with a call for substantial, long-term investment in an appropriate infrastructure to maximise the impact of research in education.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Description and analysis of TLRP strategies. This is an electronic version of an article published in Pollard, Andrew (2008) Knowledge transformation and impact: aspirations and experiences from TLRP. Cambridge Journal of Education, 38 (1). pp. 5-22. Cambridge Journal of Education is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/03057640801889949
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 12 May 2010 14:04
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 12:13
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/4301

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