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Ken Molloy; Yvonne Crotty – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2024
This article explains how teachers can use educational vlogging as a tool to facilitate students' reflective practice in primary schools. Vlogging is a short duration video recording that engages the learner in critical self-reflection. The widespread accessibility of digital devices in Irish schools offer primary teachers opportunities to use…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Elementary School Teachers, Reflection
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Thomas, Donna – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2022
In this article, I argue for the value of participatory methodologies, in research with children, which aims to privilege their epistemologies and living experiences in relation to the nature of self. Researching self with children raises questions about the mainstream materialist paradigm which holds hegemony over most academic disciplines --…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Participatory Research, Student Participation, Children
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McIntyre-Mills, J.; Karel, J.; Arko-Achemfuor, A.; Romm, N. R. A; Serolong, L. – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2019
The project review as outlined in this article explores the questions: What is transformative research and what is transformation as far as the community stakeholders are concerned? To what extent has the transformative research achieved its intended outcomes? The Bokamoso project (founded by Lesego Serolong as facilitator and investor) is an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Rural Areas, School Community Programs
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Tobin, Bernie – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2017
It is acknowledged that parental engagement with children's learning and education is of vital importance. But, there is a tendency to confuse engagement with learning with engagement with the school. While all types of parents' involvement can have a positive effect, it is actually what parents do with their child at home that has the greatest…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Self Efficacy
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Inoue, Noriyuki – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
In Western cultures, subjectivity has often been seen as the "black sheep" of educational research because of its heavy emphasis on objectivity. Consequently many research initiatives in education share the assumption that objective reasoning should play a central role. However, mentoring teachers' practice improvement research often…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Mentors, Action Research, Case Studies
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Haines Lyon, Charlotte – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
In this paper, I will reflect on the initial reconnaissance, action, and reflection cycle of my doctoral research, exploring Community Philosophy as a tool for critical parental engagement in a primary school (Elliot, 1991). I will examine how I reflexively engaged with my influence on participants, which then significantly influenced the framing…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Philosophy, Educational Research
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Farren, Margaret; Crotty, Yvonne; Kilboy, Laura – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
This study shows the transformative potential of action research and information and communications technology (ICT) in the second language (L2) classroom. Two enquiries from teacher-researchers are detailed in the article. Their engagement in a collaborative professional development Masters programme was pivotal in designing and implementing ICT…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Action Research, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Raith, Andreas – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
In Germany, all-day care and all-day schooling are currently increasing on a large-scale. The extended time children spend in educational institutions could potentially result in limited access to nature experience for children. On the other hand, it could equally create opportunities for informal nature experience if school playgrounds have a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Meta Analysis, Elementary Education, Playgrounds