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ERIC Number: EJ1049490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1925-7147
Living Action Research in Course Design: Centering Participatory and Social Justice Principles and Practices
Gardner, Morgan; Hammett, Roberta
Canadian Journal of Action Research, v15 n3 p5-21 2014
Action research (AR) courses provide openings in higher education to engage students, schools and communities in democratic and socially just ways within the contexts of research, classroom learning and broader social interactions. Such opportunities are strengthened when instructors design AR courses with the goal of enabling students to experience and 'live' AR principles within the learning environment itself. In this paper, we describe and critically examine how social justice and democratic principles were reflected and experienced by students in two online AR courses we co-designed. Our findings suggest AR courses embedded with AR principles can become transformative learning environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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