Being a teacher-researcher in classroom practices

Kung Wong Lau

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This paper highlights the importance of shaping a role of teacher-researcher in classroom. This new role of teacher could possibly balance the teaching and research practices for achieving educational excellence by understanding students' learning experiences clearly. This role is not going to "prove" the viability of social practices, but rather to understand the phenomenon with an intention to improve educational practices. This paper emphasizes (1) teacher and qualitative researcher; (2) the power of interpretative research; (3) how to interpret students' interactions in classroom; and (4) how to play a role of practitioner-researcher to improve educational practices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-70
Number of pages8
JournalOpen journal of education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Teacher education
  • Teacher-researcher approach
  • Learning experiences
  • Practitioner research


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