Wednesday, February 25, 2015

▶ Action Research in Education. - YouTube



What is action research? Dr Carol Davenport describes how action research in education can be applied as part of a continuous professional development programme for science education in schools and colleges.

The network of Science Learning Centres run a number of courses which include elements of action research.
John Elliott (1991) defines action research as:
“Action research is the process through which teachers collaborate in evaluating their
practice jointly; raise awareness of their personal theory; articulate a shared conception of
values; try out new strategies to render the values expressed in their practice more consistent with educational values they espouse; record their work in a form which is readily available to and understandable by other teachers; and thus develop a shared theory of teaching by research practice.”   

Action Research in Education.

John Elliott (1991) defines action research as:
“Action research is the process through which teachers collaborate in evaluating their
practice jointly; raise awareness of their personal theory; articulate a shared conception of
values; try out new strategies to render the values expressed in their practice more
consistent with educational values they espouse; record their work in a form which is
readily available to and understandable by other teachers; and thus develop a shared
theory of teaching by research practice.”
   

About Active Learning

What is active learning?
  • Active learning is "anything that involves students in doing things and thinking about the things they are doing" (Bonwell & Eison, 1991, p. 2).
  • Felder & Brent (2009) define active learning as "anything course-related that all students in a class session are called upon to do other than simply watching, listening and taking notes" (p. 2).
  • Active learning strategies can be as short as a few minutes long.
  • Active learning techniques can be integrated into a lecture or any other classroom setting relatively easily. Even large classrooms can involve learning activities beyond the traditional lecture format.