WHAT IS ACTION RESEARCH?
Action research is ¨learning by doing¨, a group of people identifying a problem and doing something to resolve it, evaluating their efforts, and is not satisfied, trying again.
Action Research is examining one`s own practice through collaborative inquiry, reflection and dialogue.
Good teachers are those who are also good students (learner who seek to improve their knowledge and practice throughout their careers).
AR provides teacher with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skill in research methods and to become more aware of the actions and possibilities for change.
Teacher participating in AR become more critical and reflective about their own practice because they are increasing their understanding of the teaching and learning process. Therefore teachers who engage in AR tend to be more willing to self-assess and reflect on their practice and action in order to improve their teaching.
WHY TEACHERS SHOULD USE ACTION RESEARCH?
It deals with their own problem
It start now providing immediate results
AR provides teacher with opportunities to better understand and, therefore improve, the educational practice
As a process, AR promotes the building of stronger relationship among staff
Importantly, AR provides educators with alternative ways and question providing a new way of examining their own practice.