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Action research

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Action research

  1. 1. Presentation on Action research Name : Leena vaish leenavaish1506@gmail.co
  2. 2. Concept of Action Research According to Stephen M. Corey’s view: “ The process by which practitioners attempt to study their problems scientifically in order to guide, correct and evaluate their decisions and actions in what number of people have called action research.” According to Good’s view: “Action research is research used by teachers, supervisors and administrators to improve the quality of their decisions and actions.”
  3. 3. In the light of above definitions it can be concluded that action research is the research undertaken with a view to find out a solution for the various practical problems of the educational institutes. It is conducted by those actually involved in teaching process.
  4. 4. Need and importance of Action research  Development of scientific outlook: Action research develops scientific outlook in the teachers, inspectors, heads, and managements of the educational institute.  Solution of educational problems: Some of the problems of educational institutes are related curriculum, text-books, methods of teaching, system of examination, discipline, co-curriculum activities, backwardness and delinquency.
  5. 5.  Improvement of educational system: It helps the teachers, principals, and examiners to evaluate their own methods and to remove their defects.  Application of result: Action research is useful from the point of view of application of the results obtained. Result are applies and implemented by the persons engaged in the work of education.
  6. 6. Need and Importance of Action Research in TEACHER EDUCATION (1) (2) (3) Action research is conducted by practitioners to bring improvement in their practices. Teachers and teacher educators conduct action research for. Improving their own teaching. Bringing desired modification in the behavior of their students and studentteachers. Bringing improvement in the performance o the task on duties assigned to them other than teaching and behavior modification.
  7. 7. A Teacher may also help a student in acquainting with the global significance in their professional life in the following ways: o (1) (2) (3) Improvement in teaching-learning process: It helps in solving day-to-day classroom and administration problems. It helps in: Improving methods of teaching and learning Making effective use of audio-visual aids. Improving methods of organizing co-curriculum activities
  8. 8. (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) o Solving problems related to indiscipline. Solving problems related to system of examination and evaluation. Solving problems of backwardness. Improving attendance Bringing professional improvement and excellence and evaluation. Creating healthy environment for teaching and learning. Development of progressive outlook: Action research helps in reducing wastage and stagnation in the teaching-learning process by developing progressive outlook and bringing and flexibility in the school programme.
  9. 9. o Development of mutual understanding: All of them work for bringing improvement in education. It develops love, cooperative feeling and mutual understanding among the different partners of the teachinglearning process. o Development of research-mindedness: Action research has caused to develop awareness among the teachers and administrations and has made them researchmindedness by developing objective and scientific attitude.
  10. 10. o Utilization of experiences: Action research provides a systematic study carried out on the spot, in the natural conditions of the problems felt and effects of the changes introduced by the actual practitioners It is clear that action research helps in developing knowledge, skills and professional life which will be an asset to you. Hence action research must be included in any programme of teacher education.

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