Action Research in Higher Education

Action Research in Higher Education

Using a series of case studies from higher education, the author demonstrates how teams of academics - in collaboration with development staff - can use action research to: Improve the practice of learning, teaching and professional ...

Author: Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0749407417

Category: Education

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Using a series of case studies from higher education, the author demonstrates how teams of academics - in collaboration with development staff - can use action research to: Improve the practice of learning, teaching and professional development; Advance knowledge in higher education by generating grounded theory, research and publication; Document excellent teaching.
Categories: Education

Action Research For Educational Change

Action Research For Educational Change

This book is concerned with action research as a form of teacher professional development. In it, John Elliot traces the historical emergence and current significance of action research in schools.

Author: Elliot , John

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335096893

Category: Education

Page: 163

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This book is concerned with action research as a form of teacher professional development. In it, John Elliot traces the historical emergence and current significance of action research in schools. He examines action research as a "cultural innovation" with transformative possibilities for both the professional culture of teachers and teacher educators in academia and explores how action research can be a form of creative resistance to the technical rationality underpinning government policy. He explains the role of action research in the specific contexts of the national curriculum, teacher appraisal and competence-based teacher training.
Categories: Education

Negotiating the Complexities of Qualitative Research in Higher Education

Negotiating the Complexities of Qualitative Research in Higher Education

everyday problems as defined by local stakeholders that distinguishes action research. ... Recent efforts in higher education have reflected more emancipatory goals and outcomes, and are often referred to as participatory action ...

Author: Susan R. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000488364

Category: Education

Page: 342

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Negotiating the Complexities of Qualitative Research in Higher Education illuminates the complex nature of qualitative research, while attending to issues of application. This text addresses the essentials of research through discussion of strategies, ethical issues, and challenges in higher education. In addition to walking through the methodological steps, this text considers the conceptual reasons behind qualitative research and explores how to conduct qualitative research that is rigorous, thoughtful, and theoretically coherent. Seasoned researchers Jones, Torres, and Arminio combine high-level theory with practical applications and examples, showing how research in higher education can produce improved learning outcomes for students, especially those who have been historically marginalized. This book will help students in higher education graduate programs to cultivate an appreciation for the complexity and ambiguity of the research and the ways to think through questions and tensions that emerge in the process. New in This Edition: Emphasis on participant representation and researcher reflexivity and positionality Additional conceptual frameworks that ground qualitative work in higher education and analyze power to reveal structural inequities A wider array of approaches including Participatory Action Research, Critical Discourse Analysis, and visual methodologies and methods A new chapter on writing that covers getting started, writing as analysis, writing to capture complexity, and positioning oneself in writing Updated citations and content throughout to reflect the newest thinking and scholarship New end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities to bolster accessibility of theory and help instructors support students' work on their course research projects.
Categories: Education

Action Research in Teaching and Learning

Action Research in Teaching and Learning

A Practical Guide to Conducting Pedagogical Research in Universities Lin Norton. Hattie, J. and Timperley, H. (2007) 'The power of feedback', Review of Educational Research, 77 (1): 86–87. Hayes, A. (2017) 'The teaching excellence ...

Author: Lin Norton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351376068

Category: Education

Page: 302

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Practical and down-to-earth, the second edition of Action Research in Teaching and Learning is an ideal introduction to the subject, offering a distinctive blend of the theoretical and the practical, grounded firmly in the global higher education landscape. Written in an accessible style to build confidence, it provides easily adaptable, practical frameworks, guidelines and advice on research practice within a higher education context. The reader is guided through each stage of the action research process, from engaging with the critical theory, to the practical applications with the ultimate goal of providing a research study which is publishable. Supplemented by useful pedagogical research tools and exemplars of both qualitative and quantitative action research studies, this new edition features chapters engaging with teaching excellence and analysing qualitative and quantitative research, additions to the resources section and a new preface focusing more explicitly on the ever-growing number of part-time academics. Action Research in Teaching and Learning combines a theoretical understanding of the scholarly literature with practical applications and is an essential, critical read for any individual teaching or undertaking action research.
Categories: Education

Action Learning and Action Research

Action Learning and Action Research

A little later I was influenced by Action Research in the Faculty of Education at Deakin University in Victoria. I had read about the work of these researchers with teachers in high schools and primary schools, and I wondered whether ...

Author: Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789087909543

Category: Education

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These songlines’sing' into history the personal story of Action Learning and Research (ALAR) by an ALAR founder, Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt. Revealed through a collection of interviews conducted by scholars from six countries, these engaging, informative, intimate stories record her ALAR journey to document history and, more importantly, to help develop skills and innovation in workplace/community and lifelong learning for everyone, including the disadvantaged and poorest. Reviewers comments: This book is a must read for action researchers of all stripes and experience levels. Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt, a principal architect of ALAR who has pushed the boundaries of AR conceptually and methodologically, has now created a unique book built out of orchestrated interviews that provide us with much insight into who she is, why and how to learn from her, and invitation to collaborate in further developing our practice for the benefit of everyone. Davydd Greenwood, PhD, Goldwin Smith Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University, USA.
Categories: Education

Action Research in Teaching and Learning

Action Research in Teaching and Learning

A practical, down-to-earth guide for those who work in teaching and learning in universities, this book will be indispensable reading for those who would like to carry out action research on their own practice.

Author: Lin S Norton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135265465

Category: Education

Page: 224

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A practical, down-to-earth guide for those who work in teaching and learning in universities, this book will be indispensable reading for those who would like to carry out action research on their own practice. Lin S Norton's concept of 'pedagogical action research' has come from over twenty years' experience of carrying out such research, and more than six years of encouraging colleagues to carry out small scale studies at an institutional, national and international level. This accessible text illustrates what might be done to improve teaching/supporting learning by carrying out action research to address such questions such as: What can I do to enthuse my students? What can I do to help students become more analytical? How can I help students to link theory with their practice? What can I do to make my lecturing style more accessible? What is going wrong in my seminars when my students don't speak? Action Research for Teaching and Learning offers readers practical advice on how to research their own practice in a higher education context. It has been written specifically to take the reader through each stage of the action research process with the ultimate goal of producing a research study which is publishable. Cognisant of the sector’s view on what is perceived to be ‘mainstream research’, the author has also written a substantial theoretical section which justifies the place of pedagogical action research in relation to reflective practice and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Categories: Education

Action Research Methods

Action Research Methods

In Action Research Methods, the authors acknowledge that the methodology component is where most of the struggle and confusion lies with students in research methods courses.

Author: S. Klein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137046635

Category: Education

Page: 226

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In Action Research Methods, the authors acknowledge that the methodology component is where most of the struggle and confusion lies with students in research methods courses. The overall aim is to assist master's level education students with practical and theoretically grounded approaches to the action research process.
Categories: Education

Action Research

Action Research

Winter, R.(1989) LearningfromExperience: Principles and Practice in Actionresearch. London, Falmer. Winter, R. (1999) 'The University of Life plc: The “industrialization” of higher education'inJ. AhierandG. Esland (eds),Education ...

Author: Jean McNiff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134600847

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Since the first edition of this established text was published in 1988, action research has gained ground as a popular method amongst educational researchers, and in particular for practising teachers doing higher-level courses. In this new edition Jean McNiff provides updates on methodological discussions and includes new sections of case study material and information on supporting action research. The book raises issues about how action research is theorised, whether it is seen as a spectator discipline or as a real life practice, and how practitioners position themselves within the debate. It discusses the importance for educators of understanding their own work and showing how their educative influence can lead to the development of good orders in formal and informal learning settings and in the wider community. This second edition comes at a time when, after years of debate over what counts as action research, it is now considered an acceptable and useful part of mainstream research practice.
Categories: Education

Action Leadership

Action Leadership

Action Learning: Research and Practice, 1(1), 11–27. Winter, R., & Munn-Giddings, C. (2001). A handbook for action research in health and social care. London: Routledge. Zuber-Skerritt, O. (Ed.). (1984). Video in higher education.

Author: Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048139354

Category: Education

Page: 258

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Action leadership is a creative, innovative, collaborative and self-developed way to lead. It eschews the hierarchical structure usually associated with leadership and is based instead on the democratic values of freedom, equality, inclusion and self-realization. It take responsibility for, not control over, people through networking and orchestrating human energy towards a holistic outcome that benefits the common interest. Action leaders are passionate people who abide by the motto that “Learning does not mean to fill a barrel but rather to ignite a flame” in others. And in this time of rapid economic, political, technological, social and ecological changes, action leadership and action leaders are precisely what’s needed to improve how people and organizations engage constructively to address the myriad complex issues challenging society at all levels. Action Leadership: Towards a Participatory Paradigm explains and illustrates how action leadership can be developed through participatory action learning and action research (PALAR). It addresses real-life issues by people who choose to work collaboratively towards shared goals while developing their learning, insights, knowledge, people skills and personal relationships through involvement in a PALAR project. The book provides a conceptual framework for action leadership and for the integrative, practical theory of PALAR; and examples of applications in higher education, management education for organization development, and community development. Readers are encouraged to adopt, adapt and further develop the evolving concepts of action leadership and PALAR in a participatory paradigm of learning, research and development.
Categories: Education

Routledge Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development

Routledge Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development

(Shmuck and Stevenson 2010: 18–19) An external evaluation of 90 Action Research projects overseen by Kember (2000) points to an array of impressive outcomes of using Action Research in bringing about higher education curriculum ...

Author: Matthias Barth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317918103

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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The Routledge International Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development gives a systematic and comprehensive overview of existing and upcoming research approaches for higher education for sustainable development. It provides a unique resource for researchers engaged in the field of higher education for sustainable development by connecting theoretical aspects of the range of relevant methodologies, showing the interdisciplinary aspects of the research field and illustrating the breadth of research directions. With a team of international authors from leading universities in research and teaching in higher education for sustainable development this Handbook brings together a broad range of research approaches and shows how these approaches are reflected in the research practice in higher education for sustainable development. Key topics include: Research Paradigms and Methodologies Ongoing and Future Directions of Research Meta-Analysis and Reviews Policy and Politics Challenges for Implementation Action Research and Transdisciplinary Perspective Gender, Diversity and Post-Colonial Perspectives Operationalising Competencies Outcome-Oriented Research Curriculum Change Organisational Change and Organisational Learning Community and Partnerships University Appraisal Systems and Indicators Evaluation Approaches Engaging Academic Teachers Good Practice Learning and Teaching Transformative Leadership and Change Strategies This Handbook is an invaluable research and teaching tool for all those working in higher education for sustainable development.
Categories: Business & Economics