ERIC Number: EJ826991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
Practitioner Research Success!
Shakir-Costa, Kimberly; Haddad, Laura
Science and Children, v46 n5 p25-27 Jan 2009
"Practitioner research" is an ongoing, reflective process in which inservice teachers (i.e., practitioners) ask questions about their day-to-day teaching practice, develop plans of action to investigate these questions, draw conclusions supported by evidence as they gather, and use what is learned to facilitate changes in their pedagogy. Collaboration can be an integral component of the process as teachers participate in critical reflection within a supportive framework (Anderson, Herr, and Nihlen 2007). This article discusses one teachers' experience as she used practitioner research to explore the use of science notebooks in her third-grade classroom.
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Teaching Methods, Teacher Researchers, Reflection, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Skills, Teacher Collaboration, Grade 3, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Observation, Student Journals
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
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