Postcards from literacy classrooms: possibilities for teacher-generated data visualisation

BURNETT, Cathy, MERCHANT, Guy and GUEST, Ian (2020). Postcards from literacy classrooms: possibilities for teacher-generated data visualisation. Education 3-13. International journal of primary, elementary and early years education..

[img] PDF
Burnett-PostcardsLiteracyClassroom(AM).pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 30 April 2022.
All rights reserved.

Download (425kB)
Official URL:
Link to published version::
Related URLs:


    Against the background of a data-driven education system that has detrimental effects on teachers’ personal and professional lives, we report on an exploratory project in which seven primary teachers in England shared experiences of literacy teaching through generating ‘small’ data visualised on postcards. Thematic analysis of their data-sharing discussions identified three purposes for which they used data: demonstrating to others; reflection on practice; reviewing professional lives. We propose that the project worked – albeit temporarily – to recalibrate teachers’ relations with data, foregrounding relational, embodied and ethical dimensions of teaching, and argue for the professional importance of open-ended, teacher-led data engagements.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: 1301 Education Systems; 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
    Identification Number:
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2020 11:26
    Last Modified: 17 Nov 2020 15:15

    Actions (login required)

    View Item View Item


    Downloads per month over past year

    View more statistics