Class Room Action Research by Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar

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Class Room Action Research by Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar

  1. 1. By Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  2. 2. Classroom Action Research Overview What is Action Research? What do Teacher Researchers Do? Guidelines and Ideas for Research Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  3. 3.  Identifying problems on our own  Examining and assessing our own work  Considering ways of working differently  Working collaboratively Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  4. 4.  JUST problem solving  Research on other people  The scientific method  The usual things teachers do Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  5. 5. Develop research questions Collect and analyze data Share data with others Write about researchSajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  6. 6.  More collaboration  Increased communication  Improved student performance  Teacher-designed staff development  Revisions and new developments Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  7. 7.  Problem identification  Plan of action  Data collection  Analysis of data  Plan for future action Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  8. 8.  Figure out and demonstrate what works  Better relationships with colleagues  Personal AND Professional development  Practice and connect as a teacher  Create new “things” Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  9. 9. reflection process Descriptors of Action Research: Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  10. 10. I want to improve… I want to learn more about… I’m perplexed by… Some are unhappy about… I’m curious about… Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  11. 11. I want to try… I think to make a difference… I want to change… I’m interested in… Continuing Starting Points… Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  12. 12. Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  13. 13. Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  14. 14. Be clear. How will you use it? Design a process. Use appropriate tools. How much will you need? Make it easy for you. Use multiple resources. Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  15. 15. Directly answers question. Presentation is important. Review and don’t expect too much. Display to reveal underlying patterns. Shouldn’t be primary job. Facts don’t ensure being useful. Key issue: Get USEFUL info Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  16. 16. Who What When Why Where How Data Collection: Planning Answer these 5 simple questions when planning your data collection! Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  17. 17.  There are many options for gathering data.  Action researchers must choose their data gathering methods.  Choose the techniques that most effectively address the question. Interviews ChecklistsObservations Questionnaires Case Studies Portfolios Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  18. 18. DO  Design a system for analyzing your data  Look for themes or pattern to emerge from the data  Share your findings with a colleague DON’T  Look through your data only once  Let your previous assumptions guide your analysis  Censor the data you have recorded Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  19. 19. • Write continuously…What are you seeing? What questions emerge? What are you learning? • Look for themes, patterns, and big ideas • Identify main points that appear most frequently and most powerful • Draw information together…Include support for each of your themes Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  20. 20. Write prompts to guide you through the phases of your action research. Examples 1. What questions would you have to answer to better understand your issue? 2. How can I use the data I’ve collected to better understand my question? 3. How can I tell my story, what I have learned, to others? Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  21. 21.  Be a good listener  Ask good questions  Wait to offer your suggestions Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  22. 22.  Background info  Question  Data collection  References  Conclusions  Future directions Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  23. 23.  Not all write- ups will look alike  You decide how to organize your write-up Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  24. 24.  Professional development activity  Obstacles and difficulties  Program knowledge  Program influence Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  25. 25. "Action research is the process through which teachers collaborate in evaluating their practice jointly; raise awareness of their personal theory; articulate a shared conception of values; try out new strategies to render the values expressed in their practice more consistent with the educational values they espouse; record their work in a form which is readily available to and understandable by other teachers; and thus develop a shared theory of teaching by researching practice." - John Elliott Action Research is… Process, Collaboation, Improvement, Practice, Communication Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning

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