Q-Storming: A Strategy for Addressing Challenges and Adaptive Change

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by Linda Purrington The full article is available in the Fall 2022 Newsletter and the ARNA STAR website Supporting the Teaching of Action Research Community (STARc) publishes an online newsletter twice a year. The theme of the November 2021 online issue relates to strategies for collecting Action Research data during a time of global pandemic. … Continue reading Q-Storming: A Strategy for Addressing Challenges and Adaptive Change

Unprecedented developments in action research online in Europe

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By Christine Lechner, Action Research Community for Language Teachers The full article is available in the Fall Newsletter and the ARNA STAR website Over the past months there have been unprecedented developments in action research online instruction in Europe. One year ago Just over a year ago action research course leaders in Austria and in … Continue reading Unprecedented developments in action research online in Europe

How Does Teaching Action Research Change During a Pandemic as it Moves to an Online Format?

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By Ronald D. Morgan, National University The full article is available in the fall 2020 Newsletter and the ARNA STAR website. Impact of The Pandemic As so many instructors of Action Research continue to be impacted by the current pandemic, what impact does having to teach it online have on these instructors as well as … Continue reading How Does Teaching Action Research Change During a Pandemic as it Moves to an Online Format?

Learning Circles and Action Research: Crafting Identity as Action Researchers

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Introduction The Learning circle model is a collaborative structure for working on projects. Circles can be very helpful in teaching online as participants in learning circles are much more active than are students in traditional learning contexts. The learning circle model is described with examples online and in the May 2020 Supporting the Teaching of … Continue reading Learning Circles and Action Research: Crafting Identity as Action Researchers

Developing Professional Collaboration: Introducing, Practicing, and Monitoring Norms

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Linda Purrington shares ideas, activities, and sources for fostering cohort and learning circle collaboration in the Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy (ELAP) Ed.D. Program at Pepperdine University. Program Context Our Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy (ELAP) Ed.D.  Program at Pepperdine University began each new academic year with a student retreat at our Malibu Campus in … Continue reading Developing Professional Collaboration: Introducing, Practicing, and Monitoring Norms

Language Teachers Ask: Am I planning a teaching unit OR planning action research

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*Contributing Author: Christine Lechner The ECML (European Centre for Modern Languages) project “Action Research Communities” project brought together university languages teachers from Austria, Iceland, Roumania, UK, Switzerland and Italy with a background in action research and convinced that action research has the potential to contribute to the quality of teaching and learning. We set out: … Continue reading Language Teachers Ask: Am I planning a teaching unit OR planning action research

Teaching Action Research: Four Guiding Principles

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Kathryn Shafer shares guiding principles that support the design of her action research courses. ************************************************* Image by newsong from Pixabay #1. The Teacher/Researcher is a Teacher First My goal is to help teachers conduct research, not make them into researchers. It is important to make sure a teacher keeps instruction of their students the main … Continue reading Teaching Action Research: Four Guiding Principles

Clarifying Values that Guide Action Research

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Contributed by ARNA STAR ARC Member Linda Purrington ************************************************************* Introduction Action Research is value-laden. Values influence what an action researcher is concerned about, what they choose to research, how they go about their research, and how they judge the quality of their research outcomes (McNiff & Whitehead, 2006). For example, an educational leader who values … Continue reading Clarifying Values that Guide Action Research

Action Research Educators Share Experiences Connecting with Novice Researchers

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Read what members of the STAR-ARNA-ARC have to say about teaching action research. Image by chachaoriginal from Pixabay Header: When teaching action research, I connect with students across their entire studies but particularly when they initially begin to define their topics. Being one of the most difficult phases for new action researchers I encourage my … Continue reading Action Research Educators Share Experiences Connecting with Novice Researchers

Action Research Educators Share Their Most Challenging Experiences

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Read what members of the STAR-ARNA-ARC have to say about teaching action research. What the Heck is Action Research? One of the most challenging experiences I had teaching action research occurred in the first year I taught action research in the Educational Leadership Administration and Policy Ed.D. Program at Pepperdine University. It was the first … Continue reading Action Research Educators Share Their Most Challenging Experiences

Problem Solving in the Pandemic Online World – reflections from Venezuela

By Geitza Rebolledo, Universidad Pedagógica Libertador UPEL IPC The full article is available in the Fall Newsletter and the ARNA STAR website We are struggling with some big challenges as we shift to online education under the pandemic in a context like the Venezuelan.  We are looking for innovative solutions to some of these problems.  … Continue reading Problem Solving in the Pandemic Online World – reflections from Venezuela

Engaging Higher Education Students in Online Learning

By Linda Purrington, Associate Director, Center for Collaborative Action Research The full article is available in the fall Newsletter and the ARNA STAR website. Eight strategies to engage post-graduate students  https://www.utdanacenter.org/blog/making-switch-virtual-learning A professor's story The current global pandemic has had a profound and positive influence on how we connect, work, learn, and play. Colleges and … Continue reading Engaging Higher Education Students in Online Learning

Engaging in Action Research During a World-Wide Pandemic

By Margaret Riel, Center for Collaborative Action Research The full article is available in the fall 2020 Newsletter and the ARNA STAR website. The unseen virus has altered my social life practices. Social distancing from family and friends is difficult. But for academic work, my changes have not been as intense as for others. As … Continue reading Engaging in Action Research During a World-Wide Pandemic