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Class Room Action Research by Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar

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  • 1. By Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  • 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.  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.  JUST problem solving  Research on other people  The scientific method  The usual things teachers do Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  • 5. Develop research questions Collect and analyze data Share data with others Write about researchSajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  • 6.  More collaboration  Increased communication  Improved student performance  Teacher-designed staff development  Revisions and new developments Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  • 7.  Problem identification  Plan of action  Data collection  Analysis of data  Plan for future action Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  • 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. reflection process Descriptors of Action Research: Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  • 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. 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. Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
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  • 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. 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. 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.  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. 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. • 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. 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.  Be a good listener  Ask good questions  Wait to offer your suggestions Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  • 22.  Background info  Question  Data collection  References  Conclusions  Future directions Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  • 23.  Not all write- ups will look alike  You decide how to organize your write-up Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  • 24.  Professional development activity  Obstacles and difficulties  Program knowledge  Program influence Sajjad Ahmad Awan PhD Scholar TE Planning
  • 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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