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A case study exploring how the Warwick Teacher Researcher Network set up respectful and reciprocal professional relationships in a third space for effective professional development

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Kate Mawson, Principal Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, UK (Associate Professor, Warwick University, UK, at time of writing) Helen Cooke, Assistant Headteacher, Finham Park School, UK Claire Tyson, Teacher Researcher, Homewood School and Sixth Form, UK Introduction  This case study is concerned with the development of reciprocal partnerships between researchers and practitioners for professional development (PD), anticipating the wider implications and ethical considerations that such partnerships can generate.  The Warwick Teacher Researcher Network (WTRN) was set up at Warwick University and funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), with the aim of providing joint PD for educational researchers and teachers. Often in teaching, and indeed in the recent work of Sims et al. (2021), the measure of successful PD is that of improved pupil outcomes; however, PD can also be considered as a method for improving teachers’ satisfaction with their job and potentially reduc

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