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Wickstrom, Megan H.; Wilm, Stephanie; Mills, Emily; Johnson, Alexis; Leonard, Nicole; Larberg, Raegan – Educational Action Research, 2018
Pre-service teachers need to develop habits of mind that allow them to grow as new teachers. This article describes an elementary mathematics methods course in which teaching as an experiment was used a framework for pre-service teachers to participate in action research by developing learning goals, observing and analyzing student thinking,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Experience, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Beveridge, Lorraine; Mockler, Nicole; Gore, Jennifer – Educational Action Research, 2018
The role of "academic partners" working alongside teachers is an increasingly complex and sometimes controversial one. This article explores the role of academic partners in "Educational Action Research," reporting on data from a larger study conducted in New South Wales, Australia. Schools involved in the study had received…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Action Research, College School Cooperation
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Luttenberg, Johan; Oolbekkink-Marchand, Helma; Meijer, Paulien – Educational Action Research, 2018
Reflection in action research is a complicated matter because of the many domains of reflection and most significantly, the lack of understanding of these domains of reflection in action research and how these are supported. In this paper, we propose a framework based on four domains of reflection, namely, scientific, artistic, moral and technical…
Descriptors: Action Research, Reflection, Research Methodology, Teacher Researchers
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Davis, Janine; Clayton, Courtney; Broome, John – Educational Action Research, 2018
This project investigated the effects of novice teachers' responses to an action research project conducting during the student-teaching semester. This study drew on a framework that considered the participants' process of research, practice of teaching, and identity as a researcher and utilized a qualitative, multiple case-study approach with an…
Descriptors: Action Research, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Student Teaching
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Spencer, Joi A.; Molina, Sarina Chugani – Educational Action Research, 2018
Our department has adopted action research (AR) projects as the culminating task for our master's degree candidates. This article presents our work on mentoring graduate students towards the completion of their final AR research projects and details the deliberate structures put in place to guide them through the AR process. These structures…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Mentors, Action Research, Teacher Student Relationship
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Walker, Melanie; Loots, Sonja – Educational Action Research, 2018
As a methodological approach, participatory action research (PAR), and its variant of critical action research in education, aims to further social justice and generate transformative change. Although this understanding of PAR is well rehearsed, there is still a gap in detailed explorations of the transformative impact of PAR projects in higher…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Action Research, Participatory Research, Freedom
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Schabort, Franci; Sinnes, Astrid; Kyle, William C., Jr. – Educational Action Research, 2018
The objective of this transformative action research project was to explore and develop sustainable methods to promote female empowerment through science education in rural, disadvantaged sectors of South Africa. In an attempt to achieve this we collaborated with local community members to develop and implement a contextualized science curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Sustainability, Empowerment
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Leeman, Yvonne; van Koeven, Erna; Schaafsma, Frank – Educational Action Research, 2018
This article describes an example of inter-professional action research conducted by teachers and university-based researchers/teacher educators in a vocational college in the Netherlands. The research was aimed at the professional learning of the teachers on their pedagogical approach to a new curriculum initiative. Despite a difficult context in…
Descriptors: Action Research, Interprofessional Relationship, Teacher Educators, Teacher Researchers
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Pinner, Richard S. – Educational Action Research, 2018
This inquiry had two primary aims; firstly to evaluate the feasibility of using autoethnography to gain an informed and more descriptive view of past teaching experiences and secondly to understand more about the experience of a teacher's professional development in order to become a more reflective practitioner. This paper presents a narrative…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Ethnography, Faculty Development, Reflective Teaching
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Uztosun, Mehmet Sercan; Skinner, Nigel; Cadorath, Jill – Educational Action Research, 2018
A major issue in English language teaching in Turkey and other monolingual countries is the teaching of spoken English. This article reports the initial and final stages of an action research study which used student negotiation to enhance student engagement in speaking classes. The research was conducted in the English Language Teaching…
Descriptors: Action Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Liu, Wei; Wang, Qiang – Educational Action Research, 2018
Reported in this paper is an ethnographic study of school teachers engaging in teacher action research in the Chinese context supported by university researchers. Through four vignettes, it demonstrates the actual processes of teachers' engagement in one cycle of action research in different ways. The findings of the study in Beijing echo…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Action Research, Ethnography, Faculty Development
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Karagiorgi, Yiasemina; Afantiti-Lamprianou, Thekla; Alexandrou-Leonidou, Vassiliki; Karamanou, Marianna; Symeou, Loizos – Educational Action Research, 2018
The contribution of Action Research (AR) to school improvement is well-documented. This study records the accounts of two primary school leaders, involved in AR projects that focused on the development of students' oral communication skills. Drawing data from diaries with fieldnotes and systematic reflections, the study presents leaders'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Educational Improvement, Case Studies
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Schwenger, Bettina – Educational Action Research, 2018
Concerns about developing academic staff capability in literacy and numeracy development led members of the Academic Literacies Team in a New Zealand institution to research ways for achieving and sustaining educational change. The findings indicated that enquiry through action research could be beneficial for supporting the process of integrating…
Descriptors: Action Research, Literacy, Numeracy, Vocational Education
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Ozano, Kim; Khatri, Rose – Educational Action Research, 2018
This paper draws on the experiences of a doctoral student undertaking a cross-cultural, cross-language participatory action research (PAR) project in rural Cambodia. Cambodia is a largely Buddhist country with a complex history of religion, invasion, colonisation, war and oppression. Despite a democratic constitution, political control and fear of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflection, Action Research, Participatory Research
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Gardner, Morgan – Educational Action Research, 2018
While participatory action research's (PAR) democratic and social justice principles promote team member involvement across the research, collaborative team writing for publication is not standard practice. Peer-reviewed publications are predominately written by academic team member(s), and may include varied but often limited, co-authorship from…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Participatory Research, Action Research, Collaborative Writing
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