ERIC Number: ED478320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Action Research as a Research Methodology for the Study of the Teaching and Learning of Science.
Feldman, Allan; Minstrell, Jim
This chapter addresses issues of action research from three perspectives. In the first section, what it means to engage in action research as a methodology for investigating teaching and learning in science education is overviewed and various conceptions of action research are explicitly made. The second perspective is that of an individual engaged in action research in the classroom to improve teaching, students' learning, and advance knowledge of the teaching and learning of physics. The third perspective is that of a facilitator of action research done by others. By providing views from these three perspectives, the concerns and issues of action research are addressed and helps readers develop their own understanding of what action research is and can be so that it can be used as a methodology for the study of teaching and learning in science. (KHR)
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Participatory Research, Physics, Research Design, Research Methodology, Science Education, Teacher Researchers
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 10 Industrial Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430. Web site: http://www.erlbaum.com.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Kelly, Anthony E. and Richard Lesh, Handbook of Research Design in Mathematics and Science Education, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum, 1999. p429-55.