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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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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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McGregor, Adam; Decarie, Christina; Whitehead, Wendy; Aylesworth-Spink, Shelley – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2022
At an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology experiencing a rapid internationalization of its student population, three faculty members in the School of Business embarked on an action research project to learn how to better facilitate the success of international students. The research team examined grades from international and domestic…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Educational Environment
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Reilly, Rosemary C. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2022
Cohorts are student groups who begin and complete a course of study together over time. Though cohorts have been linked to positive outcomes, researchers note that many students report negative experiences, including scapegoating, irreconcilable conflicts, and strained relationships resulting in unlearning. This paper describes using arts-based…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Intervention, Higher Education, Action Research
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Gorecki, Laryssa; Doyle-Jones, Carol – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
The value of weaving Indigenous perspectives into the mainstream curricula of Ontario teacher education programs is gaining prominence (Bell & Brant, 2015; Nardozi, Restoule, Broad, Steele, & James, 2014; Tanaka, 2016). Since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action (2015), efforts are being made across Ontario…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs, Culturally Relevant Education
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Black, Glenda L. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
Action research has the potential to reconstruct schools into professional learning communities that are able to identify educational issues and develop appropriate solutions for 21st century learning. Increasingly, teacher education programs are providing action research experiences to encourage analytical thinking and problem-solving skills…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Education Programs, Program Implementation, Preservice Teachers
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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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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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Song, Liyan – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
The paper reports an action research study that investigated pre-service teachers' beliefs about service-learning in a Makerspace lab at an elementary school. As part of the service-learning project requirement in an Educational Technology course, the pre-service teachers were asked to work in an elementary school to provide service to the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Technology Integration, Service Learning
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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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Beaulieu, Rodney – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
Action research is a growing tradition for improving teachers' practice and students' learning outcomes, and it draws from a variety of methods for collecting and analysing data. In this article, phenomenography is proposed as an innovative approach for enhancing action research. With an emphasis on mapping variations on students' experience,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Action Research, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
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Jones, Terri-lyn – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
Focusing on an education graduate student's investigation into their participation in a class wiki, the paper documents the ways student perceptions of a wiki can change their contributions, the wiki itself, and the community that surrounds it. Specifically, wikis and the ways they function as social constructivist and communal constructivist…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Graduate Students, Student Participation, Student Attitudes
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Hughes, Susan – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
This study reports on graduate students' thoughts and beliefs about utilizing action research as a means of professional development two years after their graduation from a Master of Arts program in Education. Because many school districts now encourage teachers to engage in self-study and to collect data that informs their instruction, the author…
Descriptors: Action Research, Graduate Students, Professional Development, Feedback (Response)
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Lyons, Wanda – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
Principal leadership has been identified as the key to successful implementation of inclusive education for students with disabilities. Prospective principals require knowledge, skills, and dispositions to equip them to work with key stakeholders to initiate and sustain inclusive practices within their schools. The purpose of this action research…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Training, Management Development, Action Research
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