ONLY NEEDS TO BE LIKE 300 WORDS
Part One: According Eileen Ferrance (2000) in "Themes
in Education: Action Research," action research “involves people working
to improve their skills, techniques, and strategies. Action research is not
about learning why we do certain things, but rather how we can do things
better. It is about how we can change our instruction to impact students” (p.
9). Considering this perspective as well as the information in Chapter 1 of
Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Researcher, what factors bring value
to action research, differentiating it from traditional educational research?
Include at least three factors that are beneficial or lend credibility.
Part Two: Ferrance (2000) adds, “One of the drawbacks of
individual research is that it may not be shared with others unless the teacher
chooses to present findings at a faculty meeting, make a formal presentation at
a conference, or submit written material to a listserv, journal, or newsletter”
(p. 9). Considering that your Final project will be an action research proposal
presentation, how will this lead you to improve your practice and make changes
to instruction to positively impact students?
Part Three: Visit the Ashford University Library. Locate a
full-text article that addresses Part One, providing additional comparisons
between action and traditional research, or find an article that discusses Part
Two, sharing research findings. Share at least one point from your article that
adds to what you learned from our assigned readings. Be sure to cite your
article according to APA standards.