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Morales-Doyle, Daniel; Frausto, Alejandra – Educational Action Research, 2021
This article introduces Youth Participatory Science (YPS) as an approach to science teaching and grassroots knowledge production that draws from traditions of youth participatory action research (YPAR) and citizen science. YPS is differentiated from YPAR by its emphasis on the tools and methods of the so-called natural sciences while it extends…
Descriptors: Youth, Citizen Participation, Scientific Research, Science Curriculum
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Thoresen, Anne-Lise; Norbye, Bente – Educational Action Research, 2021
Writing as a tool for learning and reflection is acknowledged as important in education. This article discusses how writing and subsequent dialogue can support midwife supervisors in enhancing their supervisory skills. The aim of this article is to discuss the significance of reflective journals as a tool for reflection, dialogue and cooperation…
Descriptors: Reflection, Journal Writing, Learning Strategies, Critical Thinking
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Kola, Malose – Educational Action Research, 2021
Effective lesson planning promotes good teaching and the implementation of curriculum policy. Lesson planning enables teachers to determine appropriate lesson objectives, teaching and learning activities, and teaching methods. Effective lesson planning stimulates teachers to evaluate their instructional strategies and to reflect on how to improve…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Action Research, Technology Education
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Krieger, Theresia; Floren, Miriam; Feron, Frans; Dorant, Elisabeth – Educational Action Research, 2021
Complex public health programmes may suffer from 'teething problems' during their implementation in practice, especially when programmes are developed top-down without the participation of end-users and service providers. Trying out and optimising a new concept in practice with stakeholder's participation may enhance the programme's chance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neurological Impairments, Caregivers, Caregiver Role
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Blake, Janette; Gibson, Alaster – Educational Action Research, 2021
This article reports on the professional benefits of using Critical Friends Group discussion protocols within a Collaborative Action Research project facilitated by two teacher-educators with four junior secondary school teachers in New Zealand. The teachers were encouraged to conduct Action Research projects on topics of their own choice.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Junior High School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Friendship
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Wahlgren, Bjarne; Aarkrog, Vibe – Educational Action Research, 2021
This article describes how research-based knowledge was used in practice in an action research project which examined student dropout. The research was conducted as 'research circles' and involved systematic and organised cooperation between researchers and practitioners, in this case college teachers. Based on interviews with the teachers, we…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Research Utilization, Educational Research, Action Research
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Dedding, Christine; Goedhart, Nicole S.; Broerse, Jacqueline E.W.; Abma, Tineke A. – Educational Action Research, 2021
The popularity of Participatory Action Research (PAR) increases the risk of tokenism and blurring the boundaries of what might be considered 'good' PAR. This became a pressing issue when we were invited by the City of Amsterdam to conduct PAR on digital inequality with vulnerable citizens in Amsterdam, within serious constraints of time and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Foreign Countries, Access to Computers
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Stuart, Kaz; Willocks, Katie; Browning, Ruth – Educational Action Research, 2021
Personal tutoring as an academic role is neither innovative nor one-dimensional. Engagement in the personal tutoring system correlates to student retention and ultimately achievement. Today the role is considered extensive with the Personal Tutor endeavouring to provide students with both academic and personal support. Whilst literature recognises…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Foreign Countries, Action Research, College Faculty
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Larrea, Miren – Educational Action Research, 2021
This paper focuses on the PhD process as one of the paths researchers take to enter the action research paradigm. The discussion is framed in the context of one specific small and peripheral AR environment and argues that PhD processes in these contexts may encounter problems that could be resolved if supervisors were familiar with educational AR.…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Action Research, Educational Research, Doctoral Students
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Arnold, Lydia; Norton, Lin – Educational Action Research, 2021
In this paper, we explore action research as a method of academic development. Our focus is specifically on formal taught programmes such as PGCerts, MAs and doctoral studies as well as CPD workshops. In our dual roles as action researchers and academic developers, we had independently noticed that the type of action research that often featured…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Action Research, Autobiographies, Ethnography
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O'Siochru, Cathal; Norton, Lin; Pilkington, Ruth; Parr, Elizabeth; Anderson, Babs; Maslen, Joseph – Educational Action Research, 2021
This paper explores the processes and outcomes of an action research project, which utilised action learning sets to explore the experiences of a community of academics, who promote pedagogical enhancement in a UK university. Five academics acted as participant action researchers in a longitudinal study exploring the issues they face within their…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Action Research, Participatory Research, College Faculty
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Zimmer, Wendi K.; Keiper, Paul – Educational Action Research, 2021
Higher education programs face challenges to increase accountability regarding student achievement. Course misalignment occurs as instructors interpret course objectives differently, making changes to the course content without considering overall program alignment and purpose. Misalignment prompts academic programs to revisit its curriculum to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Physical Education, Business Administration Education, Higher Education
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Huxtable, Marie; Whitehead, Jack – Educational Action Research, 2021
The last 20 years have seen a growing interest in researching pedagogy in Higher Education with action researchers playing a part in this growth. However, there are few studies that analyse the educational influences in learning of the action researcher in their own pedagogy in Higher Education. Hence the focus of this paper on enhancing…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Action Research, Higher Education, Educational Research
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Charalambous, Magda; Hodge, Josh A.; Ippolito, Kate – Educational Action Research, 2021
Competence in statistics is a fundamental component of a biological scientist's toolbox. However, anxiety often affects undergraduate students' development of this competence and research has shown that perceived self-efficacy for statistics is correlated to academic performance. Self-efficacy may be promoted by reducing anxiety, and also allowing…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Self Efficacy, Undergraduate Students, Statistics Education
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Davis, Charlie; Parmenter, Luke – Educational Action Research, 2021
This study adapted a participatory action research (PAR) approach as part of student-staff collaboration aimed at co-producing a research-engaged pedagogy to provide vocational students with access to curricular opportunities to develop their academic capabilities. This article focuses on the co-creation process between seven multidisciplinary…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Participatory Research, Action Research
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