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Walker, Kelsey; Vu, Phu – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
This action research described how a middle school teacher integrated five discussion protocols including structured controversy, pair communication, triad protocol, personal experience panel, and Socratic seminar into her sixth-grade Language Arts classes. Collected data from three different sources indicated an overall improvement of both…
Descriptors: Action Research, Middle School Students, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Communication
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Fuchs, Travis T.; Jellema, Elysia – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
This collaborative action research project documents the exploration and student learning outcomes of COVID-19 socioscientific issue-based lessons. Analysis of student interviews, surveys, and work, combined with classroom observations, revealed that COVID-19 socioscientific issue-based lessons improved students' conceptual understanding of the…
Descriptors: Science and Society, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change
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Dunn, Michael William; Pogrund, Rona – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
Writing can be a challenging task for many students. This study offered 10 ninth-grade students (8 females, 2 males) with visual impairments located in the Western United States the opportunity to learn a mnemonic strategy for argumentative-essay writing called ARGUE: Analyze data; Review keywords and create sentences; Generate a plan; Use your…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Persuasive Discourse, Essays, Students with Disabilities
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Kajander, Ann; Valley, Matt; Sedor, Kelly; Murie, Taylor – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
This study describes the work of one high school team in designing, developing, supporting, and field-testing a new course to support numeracy and general learning skills for a particularly diverse population of students. The rationale, curriculum design, and pilot implementation of the course are situated in existing curriculum structures and…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Secondary School Mathematics, High School Students, At Risk Students
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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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Brown, Barbara; Hartwell, Amber; Thomas, Christy – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
Two post-secondary instructors and one K-12 Learning Commons teacher describe how interdisciplinary units of study were designed by undergraduate pre-service teachers and by in-service teachers in a junior high school. The interdisciplinary units focused on two or more disciplines and aimed to engage student learners in understanding a complex…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Inservice Teacher Education, Junior High Schools, Preservice Teachers
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Robinson, Daniel; Foran, Andrew; Robinson, Ingrid – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
This paper reports on the results of the first cycle of an action research project. The objective of this action research was to examine the implementation of a school-based active transportation education program (Making Tracks). A two-cycle action research design was employed in which elementary school students' (ages 7-9), middle school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Air Transportation, Physical Activities
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Munro, Jill; Abbott, Marilyn; Rossiter, Marian – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
We investigated the extent to which a seven-week action research mentoring project would help two junior high school science teachers to feel more confident and successful in their abilities to use accommodation strategies to support the English language learners (ELLs) in their classes, and consequently to increase their ability to assess more…
Descriptors: Success, Mentors, Action Research, Junior High Schools
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Murray, Meredith; Puchner, Laurel – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This article describes a 7th grade Language Arts teacher's investigation into whether she could use her district-prescribed literature selections to effectively increase her students' awareness of sociocultural issues. She used an instructional strategy called Think-Aloud to explicitly discuss social and cultural issues as they related to the…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Protocol Analysis, Grade 7, Culturally Relevant Education