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Darwin, Stephen – Educational Action Research, 2011
Cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT), founded on the seminal work of Vygotsky and evolving in the subsequent work of Leont'ev and Engestrom, continues to emerge as a robust and increasingly widely used conceptual framework for the research and analysis of the complex social mediation of human learning and development. Yet there remains…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Action Research, Research Methodology, Social Behavior
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Postholm, May Britt – Educational Action Research, 2009
This article focuses on the theoretical frame of action research and the teacher as researcher, working through a Norwegian Research Council-funded project in a school that explored learning strategies for pupils' subject and social development. Action research is here called research and development (R&D) work as the term envisages that…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Action Research, Learning Strategies, Adult Education
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McGee, Alyson – Educational Action Research, 2008
This article describes and critically reflects on an action research project used for professional development purposes in a Middle Eastern Gulf State. The aim of the project was to improve professional development experiences for a group of in-service teacher educators, who were English as Second Language advisers. The initial discussion…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Action Research, Democratic Values, Professional Development
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Cotterell, Phil – Educational Action Research, 2008
In this article the process and outcomes of service user involvement in the analysis of data are discussed. The analysis formed part of a doctoral participatory research project, which involved researcher and service users working together. The focus of the research was on the experience and needs of service users with life limiting conditions…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Data Analysis, Researchers, Learning Problems
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Dadds, Marion – Educational Action Research, 2008
This paper examines the concept of "empathetic validity," that is, the potential of practitioner research in its processes and outcomes to transform the emotional dispositions of people towards each other, such that greater empathy and regard are created. The paper argues that practitioner research that is high in empathetic validity…
Descriptors: Audiences, Validity, Teacher Researchers, Researchers