Course Description for Action Research in Education
Action Research in Education
Description: The focus of this course is on the development of a systematic form of inquiry that is collective, collaborative, self-reflective, critical, and undertaken by the participants of the inquiry. The course provides the opportunity for teachers, counselors, and educational administrators to acquire skills in question development, data collection, data analysis, and the interpretation and presentation of results. Emphasis is on the classroom as a context for conducting research to: a) increase understanding, b) solve classroom problems, and c) contribute to the body of knowledge about teaching and learning. Students also examine applications of action research in educational decision-making and policy development.