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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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Zhang, Liman; Tan, Yuen Sze Michelle; Adler, Douglas James – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
We examined the possibilities of employing collaborative action research (CAR) to promote Mainland Chinese secondary school teachers' engagement with the recent curriculum reform. A brief background of the history of the examination culture and the curriculum reform is provided. We analysed key challenges leading to teachers' resistance to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participatory Research, Action Research, Secondary School Teachers
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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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Buelvas, Danielle – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
At the time of writing, New York City high schools had been working remotely for a year, with educators facing some great challenges. Working remotely marked a significant difference in the way we teach and the way our students learn. Classroom spaces were no longer room numbers on doors; they were virtual meeting room numbers on platforms like…
Descriptors: High School Students, Urban Schools, Distance Education, Language Arts
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Beyak, Timothy Shawn – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2022
This paper explores an arts-based practitioner action research study that explores the artworks made by students from a Grade 11 History of Canada course in response to teaching and learning about the First World War. The practitioner considers the art-things (Bennett, 2015) of his students and the associated thing-power (Bennett, 2004)…
Descriptors: Action Research, Art, Art Products, High School Students
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Eppley, Amanda; Gamez-Djokic, Blanca; McKoy, Deborah L. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
This paper examines how community-based civic action research can cultivate civic engagement, civic belonging, and shifts in civic stakeholders' perceptions of racially and economically minoritized youth's civic agency. Specifically, this paper examines the implementation of Youth, Research and Plan (YRP) -- a community-based research methodology…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Action Research, Citizen Participation, Minority Group Students
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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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Schecter, Sandra R.; Bell, Nancy – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
This article elucidates findings of an action research initiative that focused on the school engagement and social and cultural adaptation of a cohort of early study abroad students, aged 15-19, attending an urban secondary school in Ontario. The study was part of a federally sponsored partnership that supported the collaboration of postsecondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Action Research, Secondary School Students
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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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Buckley-Marudas, Mary Frances; Dutton, John; Ellenbogen, Charles; Huang, Grace Hui-Chen; Schwab, Sarah – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
This article shares insights from the experiences of three high school practitioners and two university faculty who participated in a school-university-based action research program as a voluntary part of the teachers' professional development. The three high school practitioners conducted action research projects around questions that stemmed…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Action Research, Partnerships in Education
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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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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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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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Stack, Michelle; Wang, Fei – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
In this paper, we analyze a PhotoVoice project -- the Belonging Project that included 22 youth co-researchers and three researchers from the University of British Columbia. The project focused on concepts of belonging and exclusion and resulted in recommendations to a school district in Canada, a photo exhibit, and two of the co-researchers being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, School Districts, Exhibits
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