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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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Abdallah, Mahmoud M. S. – Educational Action Research, 2017
Action research (AR)--as a participatory, problem-oriented methodology--has been employed recently in Egypt to resolve complicated classroom and learning problems, and provide context-based solutions. Simultaneously, new "special education" courses have been included recently in the university bylaws of Egyptian colleges of education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Improvement, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Lu, Yi-Ling – Educational Action Research, 2017
This study describes a change process of implementing role-plays in a course on workplace communication in English, and of engaging in retrospective reflection. Considering that English education for nursing students in Taiwan has focused on the development of medical terminology and that students' communicative competence is the main deficiency,…
Descriptors: Work Environment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Role Playing
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Jonsmoen, Kari Mari; Greek, Marit – Educational Action Research, 2017
Embedding academic literacy into the curriculum and regular subject teaching has received little attention in Norwegian higher education (HE). The present article, drawing on the findings of two studies carried out in 2013/14, seeks to amend this. The first study, an action research study, exposes how lecturers in one of the faculties at Oslo and…
Descriptors: Norwegian, Academic Discourse, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Crimmins, Gail – Educational Action Research, 2017
This article discusses how a performed drama based on a narrative inquiry into the lived experience of women casual academics in Australian universities is understood by an audience. The audience, principally comprised of casual and ongoing academics, described the drama as authentic and personally recognised many of the main scenarios and…
Descriptors: Drama, Females, Personal Narratives, Women Faculty
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Burner, Tony; Madsen, Janne; Zako, Nadia; Ismail, Adham – Educational Action Research, 2017
In Iraqi Kurdistan, the educational system is going through significant changes. The educational system influences the students' attitudes, and one wants the educational system to support the young democracy. In this study, student-centred learning (SCL) is seen as a first step to learning, but also to participation and engagement as a citizen.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Student Centered Learning, Secondary School Students
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Harlow, Ann; Cowie, Bronwen; McKie, David; Peter, Mira – Educational Action Research, 2017
International interest is growing in how threshold concept theory can transform tertiary teaching and learning. A facilitated practitioner action research project investigating the potential of threshold concepts across several disciplines offers a practical contribution and helps to consolidate this international field of research. In this…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Educational Theories, Educational Research, Educational Researchers
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Tan, Yuen Sze Michelle; Atencio, Matthew – Educational Action Research, 2017
This collaborative inquiry, as part of action research, is framed within the unique context of two researchers working closely alongside two policy-makers (research collaborators) to explore how teachers could enter more profoundly into a curriculum discourse. Drawing from Reid's concept of curriculum deliberation as located within institutional…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Researchers, Inquiry, Policy Formation
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Henderson, Linda – Educational Action Research, 2017
This article reports on an evaluation of three action research projects developed by a group of teachers working across the early years in three independent schools. The article examines the role of action research in developing educational leadership capabilities. Drawing on the educational leadership literature, concepts and ideas of action and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Projects, Curriculum Development, Leadership Training
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