ERIC Number: EJ847441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Facilitating Lecturer Development and Student Learning through Action Research
van der Westhuizen, C. N.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v22 n6 p1292-1303 2008
The aim of the action research project is to improve my own practice as research methodology lecturer to facilitate effective student learning to enable students to become reflective practitioners with responsibility for their own professional development through action research in their own classrooms, and to motivate the students and increase their interest in the research modules. In the theoretical section I focus on teaching research methodology, teacher professionalism and action research for pre-service teachers. The findings show that I have learnt to improve my practice as well as student learning. I also found that students have learnt to take responsibility for their own learning generally, to treat their peers with respect, and to develop a professional work ethic regarding campus and school-based work. The research is ongoing.
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Methodology, Work Ethic, Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Reflection, Professional Development, Student Motivation, Student Interests, Foreign Countries, Responsibility, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa