Workshop B6: Are YOU ready for action?

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Workshop B6 by Berry van de Wouw. In this workshop you will get acquainted with the basic principles of Action Research, you will find out whether Action Research can be a useful tool for you to improve your teaching practice.

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  • Vendre est idée représente un défi. Il consiste d'abord à obtenir l'accord de vos auditeurs sur votre message et ensuite à les inciter à agir. Utilisez la « Formule Motivante » mise en évidence par Dale Carnegie Training® pour que vos présentations incitent à une action : Preuve - Action - Bienfait.
  • Workshop B6: Are YOU ready for action?

    1. 1. Welcome
    2. 3. Programme - Introduction - What is AR? - AR: a tool for YOU?
    3. 4. ?
    4. 5. EDUCATION = CHANGE
    5. 6. IMPOSED CHANGE
    6. 7. CHANGE INSPIRED BY TEACHERS
    7. 8. THE TEACHER MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
    8. 9. HOW DO I IMPROVE WHAT I AM DOING?
    9. 10. TRIAL & ERROR
    10. 11. TRIAL & SUCCESS
    11. 13. ACTION RESEARCH: WHAT IS IT?
    12. 14. KURT LEWIN (1946): AR is comparative research in which the researcher participates
    13. 15. Classical research
    14. 16. Participant research
    15. 17. AR-Goals: - bring about change - generate knowledge - personal growth , self-improvement
    16. 18. QUESTION: Is it possible to work on improvement of education without working on your own professional development?
    17. 19. Basis of Action Research: a need for change to solve a PROBLEM
    18. 20. <ul><li>Examples (real-life) </li></ul><ul><li>- no time to concentrate on weaker students </li></ul><ul><li>students don’t read enough </li></ul><ul><li>- not enough female participation </li></ul><ul><li>in chemistry classes </li></ul>
    19. 21. <ul><li>Examples (real-life) </li></ul><ul><li>- too many students are skipping class </li></ul><ul><li>students feel blocked in front </li></ul><ul><li>of an audience </li></ul>
    20. 22. Examples (real-life) - students don’t cooperate well in projects - Dutch and foreign students don’t cooperate well
    21. 23. Examples (real-life) - students don’t work independently - great differences in level
    22. 24. <ul><li>Examples (real-life) </li></ul><ul><li>- inefficient w ork schedule </li></ul><ul><li>inefficient working place </li></ul><ul><li>- relationship problem with colleagues </li></ul>
    23. 25. Action Research: structure / procedure
    24. 28. An action research at the Academy of Tourism “ How can I contribute to a succesful introduction of the Common European Framework of Languages at the AT?”
    25. 29.  Reflection + Fact Finding  Zero measurement: knowledge / skills / attitude  Action: creating awareness of possible implications (+ and -) -info (folders, articles, newsletters, etc.) -workshop European Framework -plan of approach  Second measurement  Reflection / Result
    26. 30. Reflection - continuous + systematic - side-effect: better understanding of your students
    27. 31. Methodology / claim to knowledge - poll/survey - observation - audio/video - triangulation - professional journal - critical friends
    28. 32. AR-questions “ How can I…?” ` “ How do I …?”
    29. 33. <ul><li>- How do I stop my students from feeling </li></ul><ul><li>blocked in front of an audience? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I encourage autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>in motivated learners so that I can </li></ul><ul><li>concentrate on weaker students? </li></ul>
    30. 34. <ul><li>- What can I do to encourage additional </li></ul><ul><li>reading? </li></ul><ul><li>Refined question: </li></ul><ul><li>Can I change the way the students are </li></ul><ul><li>assessed so that they are encouraged </li></ul><ul><li>to read more? </li></ul>
    31. 35. <ul><li>- How do I improve my relationship with </li></ul><ul><li>my colleagues? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I manage my work schedule </li></ul><ul><li>more efficiently? </li></ul>
    32. 36. <ul><li>How can I change my teaching practice </li></ul><ul><li>so as to improve work atmosphere? </li></ul><ul><li>- How can I contribute to better cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>between foreign and Dutch students? </li></ul><ul><li>- How can I prevent students from </li></ul><ul><li>skipping class? </li></ul>
    33. 39. Now hang on… What about possible negative aspects? … … …
    34. 42. Reference books -Jean McNiff: “ You and Your Action Research Project” (RoutledgeFalmer - London) -Petra Ponte “ Onderwijs van eigen makelij” Nelissen - Soest)
    35. 44. Thank you very much [email_address]
    36. 45. ACTION RESEARCH: GIVE IT A TRY!

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