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ERIC Number: EJ1175776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1474-9041
Transforming Professional Learning: Educational Action Research in Practice
Hardy, Ian; Rönnerman, Karin; Edwards-Groves, Christine
European Educational Research Journal, v17 n3 p421-441 May 2018
This article seeks to extend current understandings of educational action research, particularly how teachers' actions, talk and ongoing relatings can serve as a vehicle for transforming their learning, including under current global conditions of more performative accountability. The research is grounded in Noffke's (2009) understandings of the nature of the personal, professional and political dimensions that characterize action research. While validating Noffke's (2009) dimensions, we also argue that specific instances of action research help provide insights into not just how action research might be currently understood, but details about how it has actually transformed teachers' learning practices. To do so, we draw upon recent theorizing into the nature of educational practice, and an example of action research in one school in Australia. Specifically, and drawing upon Kemmis et al. (2014), we reveal the particular 'doings' (actions), 'sayings' (talk) and 'relatings' (relationships) that characterize specific instances of teachers' learning during part of an action research cycle in this school, under current policy conditions. By indicating how this learning came about, we reveal how the personal, professional and political dimensions (Noffke, 2009) in action research settings are enacted, leading to transformed practice through specific doings, sayings and relatings under current conditions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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