Contents: introduction · origins · the decline and rediscovery of action research · conclusion · further reading · how to cite this article. see, also: research for practice. In the literature, discussion of action research tends to fall into two distinctive camps. The British tradition – especially that linked to education – tends to view action research as research oriented toward the enhancement of direct practice. Action research is simply a form of self-reflective enquiry undertaken by participants in social situations in order to improve the rationality and justice of their own practices, their understanding of these practices, and the situations in which the practices are carried out (Carr and Kemmis 1986: 162). Many people are drawn to this understanding of action research because it is firmly located in the realm of the practitioner – it is tied to self-reflection. Origins Kurt Lewin is generally credited as the person who coined the term ‘action research': (Stringer 1999: 9-10)
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Action Research @ actionresearch.netAn Introduction to Action ResearchI feel that we need to make a greater effort to involve teachers in Action Research. Teachers already know much about teaching--more than many of us do. But many are waiting to be invited to participate in research studies in which they examine students' preconceptions, or effective teaching strategies. Dorothy Gabel Presidential Address National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) San Francisco, April 24, 1995 Action Research (AR) represents a growing field of educational research whose chief identifying characteristic is the recognition of the pragmatic requirements of educational practitioners for organized reflective inquiry into classroom instruction. Action research has been described as an informal, qualitative, formative, subjective, interpretive, reflective and experiential model of inquiry in which all individuals involved in the study are knowing and contributing participants (Hopkins, 1993). Action Research Design The Role of Communication References:
Beginners' guide to action researchA beginner's guide to action research 1 This is a resource file which supports the regular public program "areol" (action research and evaluation on line) offered twice a year beginning in mid-February and mid-July. For details email Bob Dick email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org ... in which action research is briefly described, and the simultaneous achievement of action (that is, change) and research (that is, understanding) is discussed Contents Action research consists of a family of research methodologies which pursue action and research outcomes at the same time. It therefore has some components which resemble consultancy or change agency, and some which resemble field research. plan --> act --> observe --> reflect (and then --> plan etc.) The reflection leads on to the next stage of planning. In summary, I assume that action research is true to label: it pursues action and research outcomes. Copyright (c) Bob Dick, Ron Passfield, Paul Wildman 1995-2000.
About Action LearningAbout Action Learning Action Learning is an accelerated learning tool which can be applied to any number of different workplace (and personal) issues and challenges. In Action Learning groups or 'sets' we meet regularly with others in order to explore solutions to real problems and decide on the action we wish to take. When doing this in the set, the stages include: 1. Describing the problem as we see it 2. Receiving contributions from others in the form of questions 3. Action learning was described and promoted by Reg Revans, who was a physicist and the later the first professor of industrial management. Sets are often used in workplaces, to discuss work-related issues. Sets are often used as part of management and leadership development programmes. Some Sets are external and made up of people from different organisations. The Set agrees how time will be used; normally each member has a turn every meeting. Depending on Set size, meetings may be from half a day to one day duration.
Center for Collaborative Action ResearchAction Research Websites and Journals (updated Sep, 2017) Action Research Network of the Americas - ARNA Action Research for School Counselors Action Research SIG - AERA Action Research - CCAR Interact (for sharing teaching strategies) Action Learning, Action Research Association (ALARA) Action Research at Brown University Action Research at Queen's University in Canada Action Research For Professonal Development Action Research & Action Learning in Communities and Organizations- Australia www.scu.edu.au/schools/gcm/ar/arhome.html Center for Collaborative Action Research Free Action Research Tutorials ccar.wikispaces.com/ Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) www.esri.mmu.ac.uk/carnnew/
Overview of Action Research Methodology“If you want it done right, you may as well do it yourself.” This aphorism may seem appropriate if you are a picky housekeeper, but more and more people are beginning to realize it can also apply to large corporations, community development projects, and even national governments. Such entities exist increasingly in an interdependent world, and are relying on Action Research as a means of coming to grips with their constantly changing and turbulent environments. This paper will answer the question “What is Action Research?” Definition Action research is known by many other names, including participatory research, collaborative inquiry, emancipatory research, action learning, and contextural action research, but all are variations on a theme. "Action research...aims to contribute both to the practical concerns of people in an immediate problematic situation and to further the goals of social science simultaneously. Several attributes separate action research from other types of research.
Kurt Lewin: groups, experiential learning and action researchcontents: introduction · life · field theory · group dynamics · democracy and groups · t-groups, facilitation and experience · action research · conclusion · further reading and references · links. see, also : the groupwork pioneers series Kurt Lewin’s (1890-1947) work had a profound impact on social psychology and, more particularly for our purposes here, on our appreciation of experiential learning, group dynamics and action research. On this page we provide a very brief outline of his life and an assessment of his continuing relevance to educators. Kurt Lewin was born on September 9, 1890 in the village of Mogilno in Prussia (now part of Poland). He was one of four children in a middle class Jewish family (his father owned a small general store and a farm). They moved to Berlin when he was aged 15 and he was enrolled in the Gymnasium. The University of Iowa remained Kurt Lewin’s base until 1944. Field theory Group dynamics Interdependence of fate. Task interdependence. Gordon W.