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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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Horn-Olivito, Heidi; Martinovic, Dragana; Winney, Kelly – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
In this paper, we document elementary school teachers' attitudinal and pedagogical changes during the rapid move from brick-and-mortar to virtual schooling initiated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We administered four online surveys (in September and October 2020, and in March and June 2021) to determine teachers' perceived challenges and successes in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, School Closing
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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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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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Gruver, John; Bowers, Janet – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
Teachers in professional development (PD) programs need time to adopt, enact and reflect on what they are learning in the PD within their own situations. To encourage reflective implementation and adaptation of ideas and practices promoted in the PD studied in this article, participants were asked to engage in several small action research…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Inquiry, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Researchers
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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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Sharma, Manu – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
This study examines an action research project that included four kindergarten teachers who taught in the first year of the Ontario's mandated full day kindergarten (FDK) program, which began in September 2016. This action research project focused on the teachers' concerns about the constant unsafe violence, bullying and disruptive behaviour that…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Self Control, Foreign Countries, School Schedules
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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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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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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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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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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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DiPasquale, Joshua – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
This paper is a reflection of my own individualistic participation in the EDUC 5001G: Principles of Learning (PoL) class wiki assignment. Specifically, I investigate the need for increased scaffolding strategies to facilitate direct collaboration among its participants. In order to do this, I first conducted a preliminary examination of the…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Adams, Pamela – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
This paper describes a two-year action research study of 20 pre-service teachers (referred to in the context of this study as intern teachers) in their final 15-week practicum, during which they engaged in a type of action research known as collaborative inquiry. Over the course of their practicum, these intern teachers were interviewed monthly to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Preservice Teachers, Cooperation, Inquiry
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