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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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Whitehead, Jack – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
This paper follows the organisation of the successful proposal: 1) The research and action aims; 2) methodology, theoretical tools and methods; 3) results, outputs, program changes and events. The research aims are focused on the communication of meanings of relationally dynamic values in educational conversations in the generation of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Activism, Educational Practices, Educational Improvement
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Gruver, John; Bowers, Janet – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
Teachers in professional development (PD) programs need time to adopt, enact and reflect on what they are learning in the PD within their own situations. To encourage reflective implementation and adaptation of ideas and practices promoted in the PD studied in this article, participants were asked to engage in several small action research…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Inquiry, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Researchers
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Call-Cummings, Meagan; Hauber-Ozer, Melissa; Rowell, Lonnie; Ross, Karen – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, we explore the perceived roles of action research networks during times of crisis and then consider our own experiences grappling with our responsibilities as members of the Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) in highlighting and building solidarity through its Knowledge Democracy…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Research, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Pollard, Barbara – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
The study utilized participatory action research and grounded theory methods and methodology to explore how critical pedagogy, as practiced by a small group of university education professors, shapes and influences the development of a critical consciousness among preservice teachers. Although there were some 'conscious raising' learning…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Preservice Teachers, Consciousness Raising, Teaching Methods
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Lorenzetti, Liza; Dhungel, Rita – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
The deepening neoliberal agenda in our global context shines a light on historical and enduring inequities of colonial and class patriarchy. While praxis is a central feature of PAR, further attention to community-led actions is urgently needed to demonstrate the connection between method, application and social transformation. Focusing on two…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Participatory Research, Praxis, Neoliberalism
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McIver, Karen – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
The range of social and ecological justice issues our world is currently experiencing is vast. Youth are speaking out and are identifying as activists. Education, and more specifically environmental education, has a role to play in developing justice-oriented citizens committed to taking action on issues. The present study used action research…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Activism, Ecology, Radio
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Sharma, Manu – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
This study examines an action research project that included four kindergarten teachers who taught in the first year of the Ontario's mandated full day kindergarten (FDK) program, which began in September 2016. This action research project focused on the teachers' concerns about the constant unsafe violence, bullying and disruptive behaviour that…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Self Control, Foreign Countries, School Schedules
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Stewart, Michelle; Caines, Rebecca; Kotlar-Livingston, Andrea – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
This article begins with an explanation of questions of neoliberalism in academia in an era of audit culture; the markers of successful academic projects (such as publication outputs) are challenged. Barriers to and dissemination of Community-Based Participatory Arts and Research (CBPAR) are discussed, such as the discrepancy between the lived…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Audits (Verification), Action Research, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
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Hall, Budd L.; Godrie, Baptiste; Heck, Isabel – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
The focus of the article is on how knowledge is created, who creates knowledge, how knowledge is co-constructed, whose knowledge is excluded and how knowledge is being used to challenge inequalities and strengthen social movement capacity. This article grew from a fascinating conversation that the three of us had in Montreal in September of 2019.…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Learning Processes, Social Justice, Democracy
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Ross, E. Wayne – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
What we understand about the world is determined by what the world is, who we are, and how we conduct our inquiries. Action research privileges the question "why are things as they are?" This article explores how neoliberalism, with its key principle that competition is the defining characteristic of human relations, reshapes our work as…
Descriptors: Action Research, Neoliberalism, Competition, Education Work Relationship
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