Understanding and Using Action Research

Traditionally, teachers have been the subjects or consumers of others’ research. Action Research, however, involves teachers directly in researching their own practice through topics they select to explore. The purpose of action research is to help teachers improve their instructional practices by reflecting deeply on their work. At the foundation of action research is a teacher formulated question focused on an aspect of classroom practice. Action Research, when properly done is:
· Systematic
· Thoughtful
· Intellectually provoking for the educator

To learn more about this topic, watch the following PD 360 video segment (Introduction/Understanding Action Research). Use your PD 360 log in and password to access the segment. If you do not have a log in, you can follow the same link for access.

Understanding and Using Action Research PD 360 Video Segment