D 9b introduction to action research

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D 9b introduction to action research

  1. 1. 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 /><ul><li>Professional growth opportunity
  2. 2. Chance to study how students learn
  3. 3. Chance to learn about your own instructional practices
  4. 4. Opportunity to continue to improve student learning</li></ul>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 /><ul><li>Collaborative AR
  5. 5. Critical AR (whole community involvement)
  6. 6. Classroom AR( to see what we want to change)
  7. 7. Participatory AR</li></ul>Importance of AR:<br /><ul><li>Inform pratice at multiple levels
  8. 8. Impact students
  9. 9. Impact teachers</li></ul>Steps to conduct AR:<br /><ul><li>Identify a starting point
  10. 10. Develop a plan action
  11. 11. Collect data
  12. 12. Analyze and interpret
  13. 13. Reflect, and
  14. 14. disseminate</li></ul>Data collection:<br /><ul><li>Student-interview (individual and focus group)
  15. 15. Survey
  16. 16. Formative assessment
  17. 17. Classroom observation, and
  18. 18. Journaling</li></ul>Data analysis:<br /><ul><li>Skim data to look for major patterns or trens
  19. 19. Share the finding with the group or other teacher-researchers to see their thoughts and impressions
  20. 20. Organize data into categories (called coding)

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