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Bratt, Sharon – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
Educational action research bridges the gap between theory and practice; where the learning design is the proposed hypothesis and the classroom is where it is field-tested by the teacher as researcher (McKernan, 2007; Stenhouse, 1975). Through this lens we see inquiry as a deepened understanding of one's own practice. The purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Curriculum Development, Data, Visual Aids
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Freeman, John – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
The aim of this article is twofold. It describes a long-term relationship with a not-for-profit organisation in the UK, focusing on a particular project that used drama as a tool for building self-confidence and employability. At the same time it reviews autoethnography as a research method, describing its distinctive features and questioning the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonprofit Organizations, Research Methodology, Ethics
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Hanson, Ruby – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
This study describes the use of worksheet activities based on alternative concepts from a two-tiered diagnostic assessment on chemical phenomena to remediate 37 first year non-major chemistry pre-service teachers' alternative conceptions about word chemical equations. The instruments for data collection were tiered assessments and group learning…
Descriptors: Worksheets, Learning Activities, Chemistry, Preservice Teachers
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Howe, Edward; Ruberg, Andres – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
This action research investigates DigiPen, an innovative locally developed secondary school course where students are actively engaged in project-based learning while studying how to work effectively in teams focused on digital game design. Students apply art, math, physics, and computer science knowledge and learn important life skills. DigiPen…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Active Learning, Student Projects, Design
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Santarossa, Sara; Woodruff, Sarah J. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
A paucity of research exists on using action research with parents, particularly within the framework of parent education. The current study explores the development phase of a community-academic partnership (CAP) that designed a workshop and interactive toolkit to educate mothers on how to navigate social networking sites. The CAP (N = 10) was…
Descriptors: Action Research, Workshops, Parent Education, Mothers
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Bennett-Stonebanks, Melanie; Stonebanks, Christopher Darius; Mphande, Thomas – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2019
University standards for attaining tenure-track positions, tenure, advancement of rank, and successful periodic evaluation in universities in the Global North primarily center on attainment of research grants and publications. This article considers the ethical implications of these values when action research projects are carried out with…
Descriptors: Ethics, Action Research, Foreign Countries, Grants
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Levitan, Joseph – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2019
In this article, I discuss a pervasive ethical issue when undertaking action research (AR) projects with communities that have been historically marginalized: how outsiders' learned, normative Western thinking makes building equitable relationships difficult. I then offer strategies for researchers coming from privileged, outsider positionalities…
Descriptors: Action Research, American Indians, Ethics, Disadvantaged
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Orlowski, Paul – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2019
There are similar assumptions between participatory action research (PAR) and teaching for social justice (TSJ). Much of this paper focuses on the influence of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire on both PAR and TSJ. Personal anecdotes with both PAR and TSJ from my twenty years of experience as a teacher educator/researcher in western Canada…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Teaching Methods, Social Justice
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Maxwell, Bruce R. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2019
Canadian University Institutional Review Boards (IRB) assess action research proposals based on the ethical protection of participants, the methodology, and any potential implications for human participants involved in the qualitative study. There are more disadvantages than advantages through this ethical review process.This positional paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluators, Action Research, Qualitative Research
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San Antonio, Donna M. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
Research has shown that social and emotional learning (SEL) can benefit students in affective, interpersonal, communicative, and academic realms. However, teachers integrating SEL face a variety of logistical, pedagogical, and skill development challenges, including how to effectively facilitate classroom conversations on social justice and…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Skill Development, College School Cooperation
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Bonnycastle, Anne – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
This paper describes an action research project that investigated female high school orchestral students' reflections after they had spent a term playing an all-female composed repertoire set. Analysis of conversational interviews showed that participants commonly held two misconceptions: that few women composed music in the past and that there is…
Descriptors: Females, Student Attitudes, Misconceptions, Music
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McNamara, Lauren; Walker, Meaghan – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
This qualitative report is part of a larger action research study on a topic that is often overlooked in school improvement efforts: Recess and its influence on children's social interactions and developmental trajectories. We introduced The Recess Project into seven lower-socioeconomic elementary schools in southern Ontario. Our intention for…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Elementary School Students, Low Income Students, Program Effectiveness
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Casler-Failing, Shelli L. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
An action research case study was conducted to investigate the effects of incorporating LEGO robotics into a seventh-grade mathematics curriculum focused on the development of proportional reasoning through the lens of Social Constructivist Theory. This research, which was part of a larger study, reports the findings when LEGO EV3 robots were…
Descriptors: Robotics, Mathematics Instruction, Action Research, Toys
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Song, Liyan – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
The paper reports an action research study that investigated pre-service teachers' beliefs about service-learning in a Makerspace lab at an elementary school. As part of the service-learning project requirement in an Educational Technology course, the pre-service teachers were asked to work in an elementary school to provide service to the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Technology Integration, Service Learning
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Berg, Stephen; Bradford, Brent; Robinson, Daniel B.; Wells, Mark – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
In British Columbia (BC), Canada, a school district effort was launched to focus on mental wellbeing in middle and senior secondary schools. The initiative "Got Health?" was intended to help students take the lead, through action research, in program development and delivery of information. The purpose of this action research project was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Middle School Students, High School Students
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