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ERIC Number: EJ1096958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-3394
Classroom Research: A Tool for Preparing Pre-Service Teachers to Become Reflective Practitioners
Odhiambo, Eucabeth
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v4 Oct 2010
Including classroom research methodology in undergraduate is not a common practice. In order for practicing teachers to conduct classroom research in their own classrooms it is critical that they are involved in some form of planning preparation during their pre-service years. In this study, classroom research was included in one undergraduate education course for the following purposes 1) analyzing the involvement of pre-service teachers in action research through a two day field experience and, 2) assessing how this experience impacted students' view regarding classroom research as a tool for improving reflection and classroom decision making 3) assessing ways in which undergraduate faculty can improve projects to enhance student experiences and skills in using action research as a tool for instruction and assessment. Students selected topics that they were able to observe related to classroom practice, analyze and develop alternative design. Results from this study indicate that most participants experienced an increased comfort level about conducting classroom research as a tool for improving reflection, and solving classroom issues
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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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