What is Action Research? In action research, a professional examines a practice to determine how it influences a problem.
Purpose of Action Research at IDEAL-NM The purpose of our action research will be to examine different online practices to invoke change to support student learning.
The process Phase I Identify the theme (Jan. 21) Identify the problem and tentative questions List Literature Review Sources (Feb. 21) Phase #1 Template complete (Mar. 15) Literature Review Presentation completed and posted to wiki (Apr. 29) Presentations (Apr 29 and May 13) Phase II (to begin next term) Research phase
#1: Identify a theme: Broad Themes (Jan 21) High Drop-Out/Failure Teacher Quality Site Coordinator Quality Program Policies & Procedures Program & School/District Collaboration School Site Support Structures Student Success Rate Student collaboration strategies
#2: Identify the problem and tentative questions The problem is something you hope to solve and the questions need to be ones that can be answered by doing research. Remember, an action research study is more than a literature review. You will be conducting your own research. Think of the process as you would a science fair project.
#3 List Literature Review Sources (Feb. 21) Your sources need to be academic sources. Sources for information might be found in online journals Faculty Focus, JOLT, ERIC, SREB, iNacol and OJDLA Books and articles about education that were written within the last 5 years.
#4: Phase 1 Template complete (Mar. 15) Questions: What is your Action Research Question/Problem What condition caused you to consider this topic? Will you be defining this topic further or experimenting with a solution for this topic? List your literature review sources. List each group members responsibilities for the literature review.
#5 Literature Review Presentation completed and posted to the wiki (Apr. 29)#6 Presentations(Apr. 29 and May 13)