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Benefits and barriers of action research

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Read the following articles about action research (see attached):

"Action Research Fosters Empowerment and Learning Committees"
Themes in education: Action research.
"Supporting Technology Integration Through Action Research"
"Practical Strategies for Facilitating Classroom Teachers' Involvement in Action Research"

Answer the following questions:

a. What is your definition and/or understanding of action research?
b. What are the benefits of and barriers to action research?
c. Do you see the value of conducting classroom-based inquiries?
d. What are three questions you have about action research?

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a. What are your definition and/or understanding of action research?

Action research is a process in which a person has the opportunity to uncover solutions through a progressive problem-solving process. The outcome of this process is intended to improve practices and address issues that need to be updated/revised. Often this process involves an investigation process through activities rather than through analyzing theory.

b. What are the ...

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Benefits and barriers of action research are provided. The practical strategies for facilitating classroom teachers' involvement in action research are provided.

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Post by Day 4 an explanation of how the information presented in this course might be applied to future research and contributions as a scholar-practitioner who effects social change.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Read a selection of your colleagues' postings.

Respond by Day 7 to at least one of your colleagues' postings in one or more of the following ways:
- Ask a probing question.
- Share an insight from having read your colleague's posting.
- Offer and support an opinion.
- Validate an idea with your own experience.
- Make a suggestion.
- Expand on your colleague's posting.

Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have learned and/or any insights you have gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.

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