Share Your Action Research Study
Action research is a form of inquiry in which a problem
is identified and a series of actions are planned as a way of gaining
deeper understanding of the range of possible solutions. The purpose of
this discussion is to promote reciprocal sharing of your final action
research report with others in your community of practice (your peers in
this course) who would value the knowledge you have gained through the
action research process. In this discussion, you will create a
presentation using the software of your choice (e.g., PowerPoint, Google
Docs, Present.me, YouTube, Prezi, Jing, SlideRocket, or another
program) to present your findings to your school at an after school
staff meeting. Include speaker notes if using PowerPoint. If using a
program other than PowerPoint, submit a document with speaker notes
included for each slide.
There are two parts to this discussion.
Part 1: Share the process and results of the action research planned in EDU671 and conducted in EDU675. At a minimum:
- Describe the purpose of your study by writing a
statement that completes the following sentence, “The purpose of this
study is to…” (two to three sentences).
- Post your research question(s) – Include definitions of key technical terms, if necessary. (one to three sentences)
- Outcomes/Results The “so what?” of your study—Answers to your research questions. (three to four sentences)
- Assuming you would conduct another cycle of this
study, what specific modifications or adjustments would you make, and
why? (three to four sentences)
- Explain why this study is important to the school and the students. ( two to three sentences)
- Explain why this study is important it is
important for teachers and other educational practitioners to become
researchers of their own practice. (two to three sentences)
- Attach a link to your ePortfolio (Pathbrite).
- In one paragraph, reflect on your experience with
the redesign of the Week Three Assignment in terms of challenges you
encountered and how you overcame those challenges. Also include how your
assessment promotes learning and innovation skills and how it could be
used as a tool for ongoing evaluation of student progress.
Use the PowerPoint Template as a guide to help create a high quality presentation.
Alternate: If you do not have your own completed action
research to utilize, you will take a slightly different approach to
complete this discussion: Using the Ashford University Library, locate
and analyze a peer-reviewed educational action research study. You will
follow the same guidelines in Part 1 of the discussion to create a
presentation to share in the discussion forum. An added part to your
presentation is reference to the article.