By Richard Sagor
During this sensible ebook, Richard Sagor describes how academics can use a approach known as collaborative motion examine to either enhance the teaching-learning method and make significant contributions to the advance of the educating occupation. This moment goal is critical, Sagor says, simply because "until academics get entangled in producing the information that informs their perform, they're going to stay solid as subordinate employees instead of dynamic pros. Drawing on his paintings with venture study (League of academic motion Researchers within the Northwest), Sagor takes readers during the 5 steps of collaborative motion learn, emphasizing that the method is person who will pull academics out of the damaging isoliation in their school rooms and permit them to refer to and paintings with each other within the manner that different execs are acquainted with doing.
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If all three windows on my cooperative learning lesson end up showing the same picture, then that picture is likely a valid portrait of my teaching. But suppose that I rated my instruction as inspiring, while my colleague and my students saw it in quite a different light. That discrepancy (a potential source for further inquiry) would have been lost had I used a single measure. I recall that one school we worked with was investigating the causes of student alienation. The action researchers surveyed students, parents, and teachers.
2. Who or what is suspected of causing the problem? 23 HOW TO CONDUCT COLLABORATIVE ACTION RESEARCH 3. What kind of problem is it? ) 4. What is the goal for improvement? 5. What do we propose to do about it? 5 show sample problem statements that answer these questions. 4 Research Problem Statement • Students at Sunset High School appear to have a limited repertoire of learning strategies. [This answers questions 1 and 3]. • We suspect that this is a result of inadequate direct instruction in learning skills.
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How to Conduct Collaborative Action Research by Richard Sagor