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  • 1. ACTION RESEARCH
    This presentation looks at:
    Purpose
    Value
    Methodology
    Of Action research.
  • 2. Action research is ........
    • “A reflective process of progressive problem solving” (Action research,2009).
    • 3. Systematic studies of children whilst in school to help aid more efficient teaching and address problems.(McDevitt & Ormond, 2010).
    Problem Solving – A quest for knowledge
  • 4. How do we define Action Research?
    • “A process in which participants examine their own educational practice systematically and carefully” (Ferrance, 2009).
    • 5. A collaborative activity among teachers searching for solutions and improvements to identified problem areas. (Ferrance, 2009).
  • Components of Action Research
    The 5 C’S..
    • Commitment
    • 6. Collaboration
    • 7. Concern
    • 8. Consideration
    • 9. Change, (Borgia & Schuler, 1997).
  • The value of Action Research.
    • Bridges the gap between theory and practice
    • 10. Creates more positive relationships within the classroom
    • 11. Enhances teachers professional growth and development
    • 12. Facilitates teacher empowerment
  • Action research bridges the gap between theory and practice through:
    • Direct observation
    • 13. Study of a real problem or situation.
    • 14. Acknowledgement of teachers daily needs
  • Why is it that theories do not always help establish best practice?
    • Often they do not directly relate to classroom experience
    • 15. May not meet daily needs/time constraints
    • 16. Tends to focus on hypothetical situations
  • Action research Creates more positive relationships within the classroom by;
    • Identifying and solving problems
    • 17. Showing an interest in individual learning
    • 18. Creating a more caring atmosphere
    • 19. Improving practice to encourage more productive learning
  • Enhancing teachers professional growth and development
    • Creates greater awareness
    • 20. Improves knowledge and skills specific to classroom practice
    • 21. Encourages development of new ideas.
    • 22. Expansion of knowledge
    • 23. Gives teachers ownership of their profession
  • Action research helps teachers become empowered!
    • Make their own decisions about what is needed in the classroom
    • 24. Have control over development of best practice
    • 25. Improve practice, instilling a sense of power so positive changes can be made.
  • Methodology of Action Research
  • 26. Develop Research Plan
  • Data Collection
  • Analyse and Interpret Data
    • Reduction of data
    • 40. Relate to Research Question
    • 41. Sort, Sift, Discard,
    Catalogue
    • Quantitative / Qualitative
    • 42. Systematic search for Categories, Patterns, Themes
  • Develop an Action Plan
    • Application of plan –
    individual / collaborative
    • Defined structure
    • 43. Implement Strategies and Interventions carefully
    • 44. Document plan and collect data
  • Reflecting, Reviewing & Communicating
    • Critical and Systematic
    • 45. Determine effectiveness of Action Plan
    • 46. Ask questions
    • 47. Share and Communicate Results