Action Research Grants

Created on: 12 Sep 2018 | Last modified: 08 Apr 2020

In early 2017 EIS Council approved an Education Committee decision to set up a funding stream that will support practitioner action research amongst EIS members.

The purpose of the EIS action research grants is to facilitate both learning and action, and in doing so, offer teaching professionals the opportunity for personal and professional development.

Below you can find links to the reports of the first seven EIS members to undertake research studies at least partly funded through an EIS action research grant.

‘Time-served teachers’? Professional identity and further education lecturers in Scotland.

Author: Pam Currie (Glasgow Kelvin College)


Capturing complexity: Influences of a 6-week Workplace Mindfulness training course on the mental well-being and retention of Further Education students.

Author: Susan McAvoy (Dundee and Angus College)


A seamless pathway? An exploratory study of Articulating Nursing students.

Author: Laura Kidger (Glasgow Clyde College)


Walking together, hand in hand: Examining the experiences, barriers and motivators around parental engagement in a Complex Learning Needs (CLN) setting.

Author: Fiona Graham (Linburn Academy, Glasgow)


Can moving image education improve literacy attainment?

Author: Gillian Wilson (Beckford Primary School, Hamilton)


What is the impact of outdoor education on the lives of pupils with complex needs?

Author: Jean Heath (St. Crispin’s School, Edinburgh)


Can teaching primary one children music have a positive effect on phonics?

Author: Anoymised in line with the conditions of publication