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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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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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Bennett-Stonebanks, Melanie; Stonebanks, Christopher Darius; Mphande, Thomas – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2019
University standards for attaining tenure-track positions, tenure, advancement of rank, and successful periodic evaluation in universities in the Global North primarily center on attainment of research grants and publications. This article considers the ethical implications of these values when action research projects are carried out with…
Descriptors: Ethics, Action Research, Foreign Countries, Grants
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Orlowski, Paul – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2019
There are similar assumptions between participatory action research (PAR) and teaching for social justice (TSJ). Much of this paper focuses on the influence of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire on both PAR and TSJ. Personal anecdotes with both PAR and TSJ from my twenty years of experience as a teacher educator/researcher in western Canada…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Teaching Methods, Social Justice
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Maxwell, Bruce R. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2019
Canadian University Institutional Review Boards (IRB) assess action research proposals based on the ethical protection of participants, the methodology, and any potential implications for human participants involved in the qualitative study. There are more disadvantages than advantages through this ethical review process.This positional paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluators, Action Research, Qualitative Research
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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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McNamara, Lauren; Walker, Meaghan – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
This qualitative report is part of a larger action research study on a topic that is often overlooked in school improvement efforts: Recess and its influence on children's social interactions and developmental trajectories. We introduced The Recess Project into seven lower-socioeconomic elementary schools in southern Ontario. Our intention for…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Elementary School Students, Low Income Students, Program Effectiveness
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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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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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Robinson, Evan Throop – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
To develop the mathematical discourse of an elementary classroom, I designed an action research project around an intervention of Open Space Technology (OST). Guided by the theoretical perspective of complexity thinking, OST principles created a 'space' or a new structure for learning, where participants self-organized according to interests and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention, Teacher Researchers
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Oh Neill, Sam – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
In 2003, I began a longitudinal study into the purpose of education. The process of my investigation included getting involved in new innovations as they were introduced to our school board. As I looked deeper into the purpose of schooling I discovered some startling things about how and why systems of education, through the apparatus of…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Social Development, Emotional Development, Educational Change
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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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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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