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Action research

  1. 1. ACTION RESEARCH
  2. 2. Aims of the session • To share what is happening in ESF secondary schools regarding Action Research • To consider what Action Research could look like across the Foundation • To brainstorm possible projects at school or Foundation level
  3. 3. Capability Frameworks • T1.2 Develops self as teacher; • L1.1 Leads teaching and learning
  4. 4. The What… ‘Action research is a process of deep inquiry into one's practices… the systematic, reflective study of one's actions, and the effects of these actions, in a workplace context.’ - Riel, M (2010) Understanding - Action Research
  5. 5. The What… In ESF it is labelled many ways: • Action Research • Teacher inquiry • Rapid prototyping
  6. 6. And the Why… To empower teachers to innovate, collaborate and reflect through school or Foundation-wide professional learning communities that focus on improving outcomes for all students. - #ed.teach committee group
  7. 7. Over to you.. Why are you interested in Action Research? What areas would you be interested in investigating? Why? Who would you like to research with?
  8. 8. The projects are useful to share at: • staff professional development, • inductions for new teachers and educational assistants, • parent workshops, • workshops within and outside of the ESF community to promote your school.
  9. 9. REVIEW OF SCHOOL INITIATIVES
  10. 10. KGV • “Academic Practitioners” … all the vogue ! • Huge expertise in the school so let’s “own” the research about our own organisation • Link with HK Institute of Education • Two projects this year: • Online footprint (Ed) • Data tracking (James Smith) • Both are involving students, teachers, support staff, outside research
  11. 11. Island School “Varied, Personalised and I owned by you!”
  12. 12. Island School Island Route Academic Route
  13. 13. Discovery College
  14. 14. Maureen O’Rourke – EdPartnerships
  15. 15. Discovery College
  16. 16. Discovery College
  17. 17. How it looks… Research Proposal What needs development ? Research Questions What do you want to find out? Data Collection Course of Action Data Analysis Reflection and Next Steps
  18. 18. WHAT IS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR FOUNDATION-WIDE ACTION RESEARCH?
  19. 19. PYP • Learning centred around concept – driven, inquiry led units • Interdisciplinary • Learner profile
  20. 20. Update from IBO about ATLs Approaches to Learning • Skills: Thinking /research/ communication/ social and self management Approaches to Teaching • based on inquiry • focused on conceptual understanding • developed in local and global contexts • focused on effective communication and collaboration • differentiated to meet the needs of all learners • informed by assessment, both formative and summative
  21. 21. What is the opportunity for Foundation-wide Action Research? • Concept based learning? • Inquiry? • Creativity? • Other?
  22. 22. Designing your own action research • Now you have time to design your own action research project, that could be personal, school based or Foundation–wide.
  23. 23. RESEARCH PURPOSE AND RATIONALE • Reflect on teaching and learning. Where is there a common area that needs development across schools? • What are you interested in pursuing through action research? • Identify an area for improvement in teaching and learning. Gather information on the area and the students involved. • Who will you be working with- the researchers and the study group? • What are the intended outcomes/ solutions/ results? RESEARCH QUESTION/S • What do you want to find out? Define the question/s and set objectives. • How will you collect the data- what methodology? • Is there anyone who needs to know about the research Line manager • What resources do you need? • How long will it take? Develop a timeline of action.

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