ISP's Mr James, otherwise known as JJ, talks about his Master's thesis on French and UK education policy and taking his research further next year.
Research at ISP
Research should be embedded in student learning and professional practice.
ISP Guiding Statements, Inquiry, Innovation and Learning, Statement 7
Towards a research-led learning community
Thursday, October 26 (evening)
Education professionals, from Paris and around the world, will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and hear presentations from the International School of Paris's 2017 research cohort.
Friday, October 27 (afternoon)
Sugata Mitra, architect of the 'Hole in the Wall' and 'School in the Cloud' projects, will address ISP staff and guests. His question and answer session will be followed by a cocktail reception.
Electronic invitations with location and time details will be sent in September. Contact email@example.com for more information.
vers une éducation inspirée par la recherche
jeudi, 26 octobre (soir)
De nombreux professionnels de l'éducation, français et internationaux, auront l'opportunité de participer aux ateliers et assister aux présentations des groupes de recherche de l'International School of Paris.
vendredi 27 octobre (après-midi)
Intervention de Sugata Mitra, concepteur des projets 'Hole in the Wall' et 'School in the Cloud', suivie d'une séance de questions/réponses et d'un cocktail.
Le 26/10/2017 interventions en anglais et français. Le 27/10/2017 interventions en anglais.
Les invitations électroniques, avec les lieux et horaires, seront envoyées en septembre. Contactez firstname.lastname@example.org pour tout renseignement complémentaire.
Professional learning at ISP is as much an attitude of mind as it is a programme of supported activities. While the school invests significantly in conventional training in partnership with both national and international agencies, we are very fortunate in being able to tap into the considerable expertise of our existing faculty many of whom are examiners, workshop leaders and conference speakers. As such, we aspire to be a research-led community able to participate in educational development and innovation whether this involves our ongoing Action Research groups, our annual Research Conference, as the Paris host to IB Workshops or through the envisaged launch of our new Centre for Research and Professional Learning.
The Leading Edge Learning Programme is an invitation to ISP staff to reflect on and investigate an area of their practice.
The programme is funded by ISP and is intended in the first instance to provide for three years of funded support for staff. The programme, currently in its third year, is supported by the Senior Leadership Team at ISP and three external supervising tutors with experience of international education, and school and university teaching.
The goal of the programme is to use research to change practice at ISP, as well as to inform strategic direction, vision and mission.
"...turning intuitive and spontaneous judgements into more systematic investigations, starting with the everyday questions which teachers ask themselves" (Handscomb, 2013)
The third and final year of ISP's action research project kicked off in January with 11 new projects and 21 participating staff members.
ISP's second Action Research Conference took place on Friday, October 21, the culmination of a year's hard work and research into student learning and professional development.
Two student teachers came to ISP in the spring of 2016 to observe how we deliver the IB programs, and to participate in the classroom activities.
Following the success of the Leading Edge Action Research programme last year, a new group of faculty are planning the new areas of research for this year.