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CM3 - Action research: The design and carrying out a small-scale teacher research study

Informacje ogólne

Kod przedmiotu: 2300-GPTE-CM3-TAR Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: CM3 - Action research: The design and carrying out a small-scale teacher research study
Jednostka: Wydział Pedagogiczny
Punkty ECTS i inne: (brak)
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Rodzaj przedmiotu:


Tryb prowadzenia:

w sali
w sali i w terenie

Skrócony opis:

Participants in this course will engage in exploration of action research in theory and practice in the field of language teaching and early education. The course will acquaint students with a variety of approaches to action research. Student teachers will be encouraged to make connections between their understandings of research of early language teaching and their own emergence as practitioner researchers in educational settings. The aim of the course is to prepare participants to view themselves as knowledge producers who are able to learn about their teaching and their students by studying their own experiences.

Pełny opis:

During the course, student teachers will have the opportunity to identify an education problem/puzzle in their teaching practice, make a plan, gather and analyze data as they carry it out, report results, and develop implications for their future teaching.

Course Topics:

AR methodology and research methods

Comparison between teacher reflection and teacher research

Framing the teacher-research cycle?

The five propositions about teacher research (Freeman, 1998)

The five propositions about learners (Allwright &Hanks, 2009)

Who are the participants of the teaching process?

What does it take to involve others into research?

Introduction to Research Journals

Active Listening and how can become an engaged listener

Research questions, puzzles—how do narrow down?

Types of research questions?

Review of the experiences.

Conducting Investigations

Review of the experiences

Narrowing down the initial puzzle

Examples of research questions

How to ask, articulate a puzzle?

Data collection methods in AR

How to include the learner and data collection to include the learners

Data analysis

How to make sense of your data? Writing down research findings and the implications

How to publish PR research


Allwright, D., Hanks, J. (2008). The Developing Language Learner. An introduction to Exploratory Practice.

Burns, A. (1999). Collaborative Action Research for English Language Teachers. Cambridge University Press.

Delgado-Gaitan, C. (1993). Researching change and changing the researcher. Harvard Educational Review, 63, 389-411.

Freeman, D. (1998). Doing Teacher Research. From Inquiry to Understanding. Newbury House Teacher Development.


Kemmis, S., & McTaggart, R. (2000). Participatory action research. In N.K. Denzin & Y.S. Lincoln (Eds.), The handbook of qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Nyden, P., & Wievel, W. (1992). Collaborative research: Harnessing the tensions between researcher and practitioner. The American Sociologist, 23, 43-55.

Efekty uczenia się:


 Students will be familiar with a diversity of approaches to action research

 Students will know the necessary steps needed for developing an action research project

 Students will know the variety of data collection methods for action research


 Students will be able to identify a research area and research questions

 Students will be able to keep an action-research journal of observations

 Students will be able use data collection and analysis methods appropriate to AR

 Students will be able to analyze the data and articulate the research findings

 Students will be able to name some implications for the study


 Students will be able to participate in a community of practice as they grow in their understanding of action research,

 Students will be able to continuously reflect on their own research project as well as the research project of their peers

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

1.Attendance and Participation: Students expecting to receive course credit will need to attend all (or nearly all) classes, work their way through the suggested readings, and complete several assignments. In addition, students are expected to actively participate in class.

2) Weekly Assignments: Assignments will be given each week. Some will be reading/writing assignments, others will require gathering, analyzing, and summarizing data. Occasionally, a quiz will be given in place of a weekly assignment.

3) Class presentation: Each student will be expected to give a 20 minute presentation of their PR. Students are expected to follow the task 2 description.

4) Research Journal: In addition to the Participatory Research Proposal, students are expected to turn in the research journals

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