TLRP'S STRATEGY FOR THEMATIC DEVELOPMENT
Thematic analysis added value to TLRP's research. Our work was carried out through sequential project phases supplemented by successive thematic initiatives. As a coordinated programme we attempted to maximise the contribution which each research project made to the whole TLRP effort.
The main purposes of thematic activities were to synthesise research from across and beyond TLRP and progressively deepen our understanding of the key issues. We structured this work by using the conceptual framework below.
This framework, and its categorisation of cross-Programme issues, was used in various ways to classify and manage the knowledge which TLRP generated. Meta-tagging of outputs was developed to enable simple, web-based retrieval. Please explore this on the diagram above.
We aimed to maximise cross-Programme analysis and learning as TLRP progressed. Information on some of the ways we did this may be found by following the links on the diagram above.
Each member of the TLRP directors' team was responsible for selected cross-Programme issues and themes, and the team addressed core themes collectively. It also liaised with a wide range of UK government agencies and user organisations to support the wider development of teaching and learning research.
Major integrative products -
by the end of TLRP, we made public contributions in relation to three overarching themes:
- Key findings and principles for teaching and learning across the lifecourse (an initial attempt to derive evidence-informed pedagogic principles applicable to all sectors is available here) ;
- The application of research and learning to policy and practice;
- The development of teaching and learning research within the field of education.