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The objective of this article was to describe collaboration of the collaborative action research participants in detail and describe what they have learned. The participants were fourteen secondary teachers who came from different regions of the Netherlands, three facilitators and an academic researcher. The findings suggest that participants contributed to the collaboration by investing time and effort (contextual conditions) and by staying open, taking each others’ opinions seriously and learning how to be critical without passing judgment (communicative conditions). The authors argue that successful collaboration that includes the knowledge and questions of the participants offers an open space for authentic learning through dialogue.
Updated: May. 22, 2012
Action research aims to explore new ways of doing things, new ways of thinking, and new ways of relating to one another and to the world. In this article, the author wants to explore the place of action research in shaping and making history by changing what is done. The author argues that the first concern of action researchers should be the contribution of their action to history, not so much to theory. To find out what needs to be done differently, we need action research that will inform our individual praxis and inform our collective praxis.
Updated: Mar. 27, 2012
The Collaborative Production of Meaningful Measure(ment)s: Preliminary Insights into a Work in Progress
This paper introduces a tri-national research and development project. The project aims to develop indicators for the cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary educational task ‘education for sustainable development’ (ESD). These indicators are meant to help monitor the implementation of ESD efforts in schools and institutions of higher education. The article focuses on how a variety of stakeholders are included in the process of developing a set of ESD indicators in the course of the project.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2012
In this article, the author investigates how collaborative teacher research can reposition teachers to be powerful stakeholders and policymakers rather than skilled technicians and implementers. The author concludes that teacher certification programs should implement the standards and assessments their districts provide them. Furthermore, certification programs should seek to establish opportunities for teacher research with experienced teacher mentors, administrators, and academics.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2012
Examining the Long‐term Impact of Collaborative Action Research on Teacher Identity and Practice: The Perceptions of K–12 Teachers
This qualitative, phenomenological study focused on understanding the lived experiences of 10 teachers before, during, and after engaging in action research. Outcomes revealed that several aspects of teacher identity and classroom practice were changed.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
Collaborative Action Research Approaches Promoting Professional Development for Elementary School Teachers
This study involved eight action research teacher teams. Analysis of the teams as they conducted action research resulted in the identification of three collaborative action research approaches promoting professional development. The findings showed that collaborative engagement of teachers in these approaches was influenced by three factors: time to engage and collaborate, workload, and group dynamics.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
Creative teaching is necessary to meet the complex needs of students and society. The current article reviews 12 Canadian case studies of creative teaching conducted by a creative teaching research group. The findings reveal that Canadian creative teachers are distinctive using intrapersonal awareness in service of their teaching. Furthermore, Canadian teachers base creative instructional choices on their values, emphasizing community.
Updated: Dec. 20, 2011
Aspects of School–University Research Networks that Play a Role in Developing, Sharing and Using Knowledge Based on Teacher Research
The goal of the present study was to explore and describe which aspects of a school–university research network play a role in processes of developing, sharing and using knowledge based on research by Master’s students. The authors combined three perspectives on a network to better understanding of knowledge processes that take place within school–university research networks. A coding system was developed to analyze aspects that play a role in knowledge processes within a school–university research network. Fifteen aspects of a school–university research network were recognized in the processes of developing, sharing and using knowledge based on research by Master’s students
Updated: Nov. 15, 2011
The Situated Dynamics of Purposes of Engagement and Self-Regulation Strategies: A Mixed-Methods Case Study of Writing
This study proposes that motivation and self-regulation strategies are integrated in purpose-strategies action orientations, which are constructed through a situated and dynamic meaning-making process. The study presents a case analysis of one Israeli ninth-grade female student who engaged in a writing task. The findings suggest that the situated purpose of engagement should be an integral element in conceptions of self-regulation.
Updated: Oct. 23, 2011
This article discusses the development of a measurement to investigate the improvement of teachers’ authoritative teaching. Furthermore, measurement of teachers’ self-reports of warmth and control is investigated, both in a cross sectional and in a longitudinal sample attending one out of two school-wide interventions. The results provide support for warmth and control as two dimensions of authoritative teaching.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2011