I am thrilled to be teaching a doctoral level course on action research in the Winter 2017 term.
This course is an introduction to the rich intellectual and moral traditions, ideas, and approaches of action research, intended to provide participants with knowledge and skills related to the design, implementation, critical reflection, and evaluation of action research. The course will be theoretically grounded as professional action research in educational contexts, considering the contextual and sociopolitical aspects of action research.
- Describe, compare and contrast major ideas in the scholarly literature on action-based research.
- Describe, compare and contrast various forms of action-based research.
- Engage in critical analysis of the origins, history, epistemological, and ontological underpinnings of action
- Examine current trends and issues in the design, implementation, and interpretation of action research in education.
- Design praxis-based action-oriented research.
- Actively contribute to a knowledge building community.
- Offer constructive feedback on colleagues’ work and incorporate feedback into one’s own work.
Hinchey, P. (2008). Action research primer. New York, NY: Peter Lang.
McNiff, J. (2013). Action research: Principles and practice (3rd ed.). Florence, KY: Taylor and Francis.
Additional Recommended Readings:
Hendricks, C. (2016). Improving schools through Action Research: A reflective practice approach (4th. ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
McNiff, J. (2010). Action research for professional development: concise advice for new action researchers. Poole: September Books.
McNiff, J. (2014). Writing and doing action research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
McNiff, J. (2016). You and your action research project (4th. ed.). London: Routledge.
Mertler, C. A. (2013). Action research: Improving schools and empowering educators (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Noffke, S. E., & Somekh, B. (2009). The SAGE Handbook of Educational Action Research. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE. DOI: http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.lib.ucalgary.ca/10.4135/9780857021021
Willis, J. W. (2014). Applied research in education and the social sciences: Action research: Models, methods, and examples. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
Check out a full copy of my course outline: eder-701-01-l01-w2017-eaton-approved
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Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.