The aim of this unit is to engage in action research to reflect on and improve your own practice. Action research is an evidence-based approach to improving teaching practice and in this unit, you will integrate practice, action, theory and research in a very practical way. In the unit, you will identify an issue in your own practice which is of interest or concern to you and you will be guided through the observation and reflection phases of the action research cycle to take action. The unit serves as a core feature of your Postgraduate Coursework, by enabling you to apply the knowledge you have gained from the other units to address issues in your own professional context.
|Unit name||Improving Teaching and Practice Through Action Research|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Professor David Kember|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Describe the value of action research to improving practice and describe its phases and cyclical nature.
- Identify issues and problems in your own, or future, practice that could be addressed through action research and reflection.
- Analyse identified issues that are amenable to change through action research.
- Apply knowledge and skills of action research in a practical case study relevant to your own work context.
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