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ERIC Number: EJ1057725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: EISSN-1918-2902
Exploring the Experiences of Faculty-Led Teams in Conducting Action Research
Zhang, Qi; Amundsen, Cheryl
Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v6 n1 Article 8 2015
Action research has been suggested as a useful way to support university faculty to improve teaching and learning. However, there seems to be little knowledge about how faculty (and those who work with them) experience the process of doing action research. In order to explore team members' in-depth experience about what they learned and how they experienced conducting action research, this study documented the experiences of two action research project teams supported through an initiative at Simon Fraser University, the "Teaching and Learning Development Grants" program (TLDG). Using case study methodology, multiple types of data were collected and analyzed through an iterative process. The results showed that all the team members perceived they had developed professional knowledge through participating in the projects. Most team members perceived a positive experience of teamwork as well as satisfaction with the experience of conducting action research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Vancouver)