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Classroom Research

  1. 1. Prepared by the FAUS & COE Research Committee Mmmm m Saturday, June 6, 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Teachers do it all the time though may be unaware of it </li></ul><ul><li>It promotes systematic reflective practice for continuous improvement in the classroom </li></ul>
  3. 3. PLAN: What do I want my students to do better? ACT: What actions will achieve this? OBSERVE: How will I measure what was learned? REFLECT: What worked? REVISE: What shall I do differently next time? See: Participatory Action Research If the video clips don’t open, please download Real Player from www.real.com
  4. 4. <ul><li>Research is a systematic process of inquiry consisting of three elements: </li></ul><ul><li>a question, problem, or hypothesis; </li></ul><ul><li>data; and </li></ul><ul><li>analysis and interpretation (Nunan, 1992, p. 3). </li></ul><ul><li>Ideally, the final outcome of classroom research is shared with colleagues, who then apply the most valuable results in their own classrooms. </li></ul>
  5. 5. See: Research Paradigms: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srRYdpVYD2A&feature=related
  6. 6. <ul><li>What cognitive structures and abilities underlie the L2 learner’s use of his or her L2? </li></ul><ul><li>Is learning a second language like learning a first? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we account for variation (a) between learners; (b) within learners? </li></ul><ul><li>What modes of classroom organization, task types, and input facilitate second language development? </li></ul>See: How can Art support second language learning?
  7. 7. <ul><li>How can guided reading help slow learners? </li></ul>See: Guided Reading : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txC-Qo_8GiU&feature=related
  8. 8. <ul><li>What is the most beneficial ability grouping for low achieving students? </li></ul>See: Ability grouping in the classroom Ability grouping for low achievers
  9. 9. <ul><li>Is there a correlation between classroom behavior and learning? </li></ul>See: Classroom Behavior and Achievement
  10. 10. <ul><li>How can issues of race, class, and gender be positively addressed in the classroom to enhance student learning? </li></ul>See: Gloria Ladson-Billings: The Education Debt Level Ten: http://www.level-ten.org/ http://closetheachievementgap.org/
  11. 11. <ul><li>How do digital media promote learning? </li></ul>See: Digital media and achievement Marc Prensky: http://marcprensky.com/ The Digital Divide (between teachers and students) http://partners.becta.org.uk/page_documents/research/emerging_technologies07_chapter4.pdf
  12. 12. <ul><li>How can differentiated instruction support student achievement? </li></ul>See: Differentiated instruction
  13. 13. <ul><li>How can an understanding of brain education enhance student learning? </li></ul>See: Brain education : What is it? Eric Jensen: A Fresh Look at Brain-based Learning (Teachers Net Gazette, Oct 2008): http://teachers.net/gazette/OCT08/jensen/
  14. 14. URL: FAUS & COE Research Committee Glenn Thomas [email_address] FAU Schools John Hardman [email_address] A. D. Henderson School/FAU High Lorraine Cross [email_address] Secondary Education Programs Dr. Ira Bogotch [email_address] Dept. of Educational Leadership, COE Dr. Nancy Brown [email_address] Early Childhood Education, COE Dr. Gail Burnaford [email_address] Dept. of Teaching & Learning, COE Tammy Bresnahan [email_address] A. D. Henderson School/FAU High Lydia Bartram [email_address] Karen Slattery Center Debra Snyder [email_address] Palm Pointe School @ Tradition Cynthia Core [email_address] Dept. of Comm. Sciences & Disorders, COE Jenny O’Sullivan [email_address] A. D. Henderson School/FAU High Susan Toth [email_address] Pine Jog Environmental Ed. Center

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