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ERIC Number: EJ967343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1548-9566
Using Action Research to Improve Teaching and Learning
Ahrens, Christie L.; Brant, Mary Ellen; Lee, E. Suzanne
College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, v3 n4 p41-46 2007
Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois offers a Master of Arts in Teaching and Leadership (MATL) degree program for certified teachers in the state of Illinois. This professional development program is provided through a partnership with Pearson Achievement Solutions. The program employs an action research model to guide teachers in analyzing how they are teaching and how well their students are learning. This paper outlines the components of the action research project developed in a Master of Arts in Teaching and Leadership program designed to improve teaching and learning. It presents four steps of a learning cycle model by explaining each step, describing how MATL program requirements promote each stage and providing excerpts of a completed action research project. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois