Making a Difference: using action research to explore our educational practice

Karyn Davies, Helen Lambert, Alison Turner, Emrys Jenkins, Vivienne Aston, Gary Rolfe

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This paper describes and discusses an action research collaboration between a multi-disciplinary team of practice educators, a practice development nurse and a university lecturer in order to explore, evaluate and improve a dementia care training package developed for a range of staff providing care for people with dementia. Whilst it is recognised that the findings of this small evaluation study are only of local interest, we believe the approach we took to be of general use for other teams of practice educators as away of exploring and evaluating their own practice. This paper will therefore focus mostly on the philosophy, methodology and conduct of the study, including our own reflections and learning as novice action researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380 - 396
Number of pages16
JournalEducational Action Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2014


  • dementia care
  • practice development
  • education


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