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    • Introduction to Action Research (16/Feb/2010)<br />Definition: the idea of action research is the educational problems and issues are best identified and investigated where the action is; at the classroom and school level (Guskey 2000)<br />
      • Professional growth opportunity
      • Chance to study how students learn
      • Chance to learn about your own instructional practices
      • Opportunity to continue to improve student learning
      The Action Research process<br />Identifying a classroom problems<br />Action ResearchEvaluation Planning<br />Using and sharing resultsDeveloping and Implementing an action research plan <br />Collecting and analyzing data<br />Follow-upDelivery<br />Approaches to AR:<br />
      • Collaborative AR
      • Critical AR (whole community involvement)
      • Classroom AR( to see what we want to change)
      • Participatory AR
      Importance of AR:<br />
      • Inform pratice at multiple levels
      • Impact students
      • Impact teachers
      Steps to conduct AR:<br />
      • Identify a starting point
      • Develop a plan action
      • Collect data
      • Analyze and interpret
      • Reflect, and
      • disseminate
      Data collection:<br />
      • Student-interview (individual and focus group)
      • Survey
      • Formative assessment
      • Classroom observation, and
      • Journaling
      Data analysis:<br />
      • Skim data to look for major patterns or trens
      • Share the finding with the group or other teacher-researchers to see their thoughts and impressions
      • Organize data into categories (called coding)