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Beaulieu, Rodney – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
Action research is a growing tradition for improving teachers' practice and students' learning outcomes, and it draws from a variety of methods for collecting and analysing data. In this article, phenomenography is proposed as an innovative approach for enhancing action research. With an emphasis on mapping variations on students' experience,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Action Research, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
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Briscoe, Patricia – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
This action research reports on a three-year collaborative learning process among three teachers. We used current literature and a critical reflection framework to understand why our teaching approaches were not resulting in increased student learning. This allowed us to examine our previously unrecognized and uninterrupted--and often,…
Descriptors: Reflection, Action Research, Inquiry, Models
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Carreau, Robert; Robinson, Daniel B. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
This article recounts a five-year journey connecting Acadian and Mi'kmaw schools in Nova Scotia, Canada. We trace the unfolding of relationships between minority school students and administrators through both natural and semi-structured dialogues. We believe this work contributes to the emerging field of research called for by the Truth and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge
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Smith, Cathryn – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
Action research has been described as "designing the plane while flying it" (Herr & Anderson, 2005, p. 69). A black box documented the researcher's decisions while facilitating leadership development sessions with teacher leaders. Ten process folio steps informed the study through six iterations. Planning steps included a design…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Action Research, Leadership Training, Sequential Learning
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Gardner, Morgan; McCann, Ann; Young, Elizabeth; Young, Allie; Brown, Linda; Myles, Carol – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
This paper explores how a youth-adult team's partnership shaped their participatory action research (PAR) on youth engagement in educational change. Findings revealed that their experiences of partnership shaped their research by: 1) enhancing their relations with participants; 2) improving their capacity to navigate research complexities; 3)…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Teamwork, Action Research, Participatory Research
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Clarke, Amber; Bautista, Darryl – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
Research suggests many educators are challenged to incorporate self-reflection into daily routines. Most often, self-reflection is practiced as a cognitive and text-based activity. This first-person action research project explores if alternative methods used for self-reflection achieves a more reflexive practice. In phase one, arts-based…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Autobiographies, Ethnography, Photography
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McCall, Jane; Mollison, Ashley; Browne, Annette; Parker, Joanne; Pauly, Bernie – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
The study explored cultural safety as a strategy to address the stigma of substance use in acute care settings. Two research team members took on the role of knowledge brokers (KBs) in order to liaise between the research team and two distinct research advisory groups: one with people who use drugs and the other nurses. The KBs were instrumental…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Cultural Awareness, Safety, Drug Use
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Mogadime, Dolana; O'Sullivan, Michael – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
Forty percent of Portuguese and Spanish speaking students in Toronto do not complete high school (Brown, 2006). This daunting statistic motivated Pueblito Canada, a Toronto-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) committed to Latino-Hispanic children, to initiate collaboration with the local Hispanic Development Council, a community activist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Minority Group Students, Spanish
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DiPasquale, Joshua – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
This paper is a reflection of my own individualistic participation in the EDUC 5001G: Principles of Learning (PoL) class wiki assignment. Specifically, I investigate the need for increased scaffolding strategies to facilitate direct collaboration among its participants. In order to do this, I first conducted a preliminary examination of the…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Gagné, Monica – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
This paper explores the potential for students to engage in social constructivist (Vygotsky, 1978) learning through the development of a course wiki. As a requirement of the Principles of Learning (PoL) course, at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, students are tasked with building a collection of online, student-authored learning…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Discovery Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Collaborative Writing
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Hogendoorn, Adrian – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
A course wiki is an active environment in which students not only solve problems, but also find their own problems (Bransford, Brown, & Cocking, 1999). Wikis are novel, immersive environments requiring active participation, which enable students to build knowledge within a secure online setting (Hadjerrouit, 2011). This contribution traces a…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Jones, Terri-lyn – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
Focusing on an education graduate student's investigation into their participation in a class wiki, the paper documents the ways student perceptions of a wiki can change their contributions, the wiki itself, and the community that surrounds it. Specifically, wikis and the ways they function as social constructivist and communal constructivist…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Graduate Students, Student Participation, Student Attitudes
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Parsons, Jesse – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
When I first visited the Principles of Learning (Pol) course wiki, I sensed the breadth and depth of the existing posts. The proceeding page has been intentionally left blank. It represents the feeling of dilemma when creating my first, new post. This paper will report on my contributions to the Principles of Learning (PoL) course wiki as a form…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Media, Masters Programs, Reflection
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Adams, Pamela – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
This paper describes a two-year action research study of 20 pre-service teachers (referred to in the context of this study as intern teachers) in their final 15-week practicum, during which they engaged in a type of action research known as collaborative inquiry. Over the course of their practicum, these intern teachers were interviewed monthly to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Preservice Teachers, Cooperation, Inquiry
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Hughes, Susan – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
This study reports on graduate students' thoughts and beliefs about utilizing action research as a means of professional development two years after their graduation from a Master of Arts program in Education. Because many school districts now encourage teachers to engage in self-study and to collect data that informs their instruction, the author…
Descriptors: Action Research, Graduate Students, Professional Development, Feedback (Response)
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