action researcheducation dictionary

A family of research methodologies in which teachers pursue action (or change) and research (or understanding) at the same time and investigate their own teaching or other activity related to their work. They are thus directly involved in the actions that are being researched, as well as more likely to make useful changes in those actions. In most of its forms it is participative as, among other reasons, change is usually easier to achieve when those affected by the change are involved.

See: critical incident, reflective teacher

(14 Jan 2009)

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