Monika Palowski-GöpfertJohanna GoldGabriele Klewin

Collaborative Action Research instead of External Inquiry: The Bielefeld Experimental Schools and Their Research Departments


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This article outlines the concept and organization of joint research and development at the two experimental schools (Laborschule and Oberstufen-Kolleg) in Bielefeld. Both schools have research departments belonging to Bielefeld University. Teachers from the schools and researchers from University cooperate in joint research and development projects. Following a brief historical overview, we describe the conditions underlying this concept of permanent cooperation and illustrate them, using two examples of research projects.

experimental schools, research departments, university, cooperation, teacher research