Why does action research matter in the context of education?
How can action research transform education, educators and the experience of educating?
What does it take to make action research work?
Action Research is research in action; it is initiated, directed and controlled by practitioners as collaborative inquiry aimed at improving practice quality. Action Research in education is concerned with changing established patterns of thinking and acting in education and care settings; it focuses on norms and values as well as patterns of behaviour to challenge the status quo from a participative perspective.
In this intensive and interactive one hour workshop with Dr Lynette Morris and Zahra Alizadeh, you have the opportunity to learn more about action research, both its potentials in the context of education and how you can make it work on the ground. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have the basic understanding you need to design a small-scale action research project to explore further with your colleagues.
Dr Lynette Morris is a Senior Lecturer in Education and Early Childhood at Middlesex University. Her work is committed to promoting high quality inclusive teaching and learning. Through her research and publications, she explores practitioner activism and wellbeing.
Zahra Alizadeh is a post graduate teacher currently studying a MA in Childhood and Education in Diverse Societies at Middlesex University. Her action research project is focused on improving language teaching through a pedagogy of play.