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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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Lauren Hill – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
This research reflects on my collaboration with an Indigenous hoop dancer to respond to the Calls to Action from the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The research engages the Anishinaabeg seven sacred teachings and critical decolonizing pedagogy as theoretical frameworks and qualitative inquiry as methodology.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Canada Natives, Cooperation
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Laidlaw, Jordan – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2022
Using an action research methodology, I conducted a self-study to improve my capacity to implement creative music pedagogies with Grade 4 and 5 students (N = 43) in a school on the Canadian prairies. Data sources included: field notes, student assessments, video recordings, debriefing sessions, small group conversations, and surveys. Qualitative…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Music Education, Creative Teaching
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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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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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Wickremesooriya, Shalini Felicity – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
The study reported in this article is based on the premise that listening to the voices of students with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and reflecting and acting on student views is essential within inclusive education. Six primary grade students and six teachers participated in this action research project. Data was gathered…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Student Participation, Student Rights, Speech Impairments
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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