The start-up phase in a research and development work project: A foundation for development
TATE Volume 24, Number 3, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The article is based on a research and development work project (R&D project) conducted in a Norwegian lower secondary school. The purpose of the text is to describe the researchers’ and teachers’ roles during the initial phase of such a project, and what this phase and the close cooperation between the researcher and teachers mean for the progress of the project. The reader will see how the participating teachers modify their attitudes to the project throughout the start-up phase. This phase is outlined by means of empirical data. The study shows how such a project challenges the researchers’ communicative, social and knowledge competence. Furthermore, teachers have to see the need for development and willingly participate in developmental processes, listening to and using researchers as resource persons, if a start-up phase is to be successful for subsequent development in the project.
Postholm, M.B. (2008). The start-up phase in a research and development work project: A foundation for development. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 24(3), 575-584. Elsevier Ltd.