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ERIC Number: ED375097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Teacher Collaborative Action Research: A Swedish Adaptation of an Australian Project.
Baird, John R.; Hagglund, Sven-Olof
The Project for Enhancing Effective Learning (PEEL) is a well-established Australian example of teacher collaborative action research. The aim of the project, which began in a secondary school in Melbourne, Victoria (Australia) and later spread to other countries, is to improve the quality of students' classroom learning through practice in purposeful enquiry and to help teachers become more independent and interdependent by enhancing their awareness, responsibility, and control of their teaching. The project uses a collaborative action research model, with regular group meetings among teachers, sometimes supplemented by university academics, to share ideas and experiences and to maintain motivation. The group meetings identify good learning behaviors and then devise specific teaching procedures that foster one or more of the good learning behaviors. The project was felt to be successful because it arose from teachers' own needs and concerns about classroom teaching and learning, teachers remained in control of the project's implementation, and teachers worked together for improvement. The importance of the support of senior school staff and the need for effective training of group leaders are emphasized. The project is being implemented at a Swedish school, with teachers reflecting on their own classroom practice and searching for the meaning behind the decisions they make and the behaviors they exhibit. (Contains 11 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Sweden