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Gagné, Monica – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
This paper explores the potential for students to engage in social constructivist (Vygotsky, 1978) learning through the development of a course wiki. As a requirement of the Principles of Learning (PoL) course, at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, students are tasked with building a collection of online, student-authored learning…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Discovery Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Collaborative Writing
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Hogendoorn, Adrian – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
A course wiki is an active environment in which students not only solve problems, but also find their own problems (Bransford, Brown, & Cocking, 1999). Wikis are novel, immersive environments requiring active participation, which enable students to build knowledge within a secure online setting (Hadjerrouit, 2011). This contribution traces a…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Parsons, Jesse – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
When I first visited the Principles of Learning (Pol) course wiki, I sensed the breadth and depth of the existing posts. The proceeding page has been intentionally left blank. It represents the feeling of dilemma when creating my first, new post. This paper will report on my contributions to the Principles of Learning (PoL) course wiki as a form…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Media, Masters Programs, Reflection
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Mogadime, Dolana; O'Sullivan, Michael – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
Forty percent of Portuguese and Spanish speaking students in Toronto do not complete high school (Brown, 2006). This daunting statistic motivated Pueblito Canada, a Toronto-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) committed to Latino-Hispanic children, to initiate collaboration with the local Hispanic Development Council, a community activist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Minority Group Students, Spanish
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Ryan, Susan M.; Yuan, Susan J.; Karambelas, Alex M.; Lampugnale, Luke E.; Parrott, Bernard J.; Sagar, Cora E.; Terry, Taylor V. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
This article describes an undergraduate Participatory Action Research (PAR) course in which students with and without intellectual disabilities collaborated as co-researchers in order to explore various aspects of the university experience. The article describes the university course as well as presents results of the students' PAR projects. The…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Undergraduate Students, Participatory Research, Action Research
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Oh Neill, Sam – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
I have worked with students at-risk for the greater majority of my career. The term has a number of meanings. Officially, it means they are at-risk of failing, but often the risks are much greater. At one extreme they are at-risk of losing their lives to substance abuse or suicide. Less drastically they are at-risk of making their way through the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Interpersonal Competence, Student Needs, Student Development
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Bafumo, Mary Ellen; Noel, Andrea M. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
The National Assessment of Educational Progress shows that many US students are deficient in core knowledge in geography, civics and current events. In this paper, a professor of social studies methods describes an action research project developed to assess and improve teacher candidates' knowledge in these areas. The article explains how data…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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MacDonald, Cathy – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
Participatory Action Research (PAR) is a qualitative research methodology option that requires further understanding and consideration. PAR is considered democratic, equitable, liberating, and life-enhancing qualitative inquiry that remains distinct from other qualitative methodologies (Kach & Kralik, 2006). Using PAR, qualitative features of an…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Methodology, Qualitative Research, Social Change
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Bennett, Mark – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
Developing critical literacy skills in students from an early age is vital and should be every teacher's goal. When students are taught how to evaluate a text in critical terms, they are empowered to consider and analyze the influences that are shaping their thoughts and ideas. Strong critical thinking skills enable students to question and…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Literacy, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking
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Murray, Meredith; Puchner, Laurel – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
This article describes a 7th grade Language Arts teacher's investigation into whether she could use her district-prescribed literature selections to effectively increase her students' awareness of sociocultural issues. She used an instructional strategy called Think-Aloud to explicitly discuss social and cultural issues as they related to the…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Protocol Analysis, Grade 7, Culturally Relevant Education
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Cobb, Cam – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2012
In this paper, the author reflects on a personal experience he had while attempting to establish a Ramadan Music Accommodation to support four Muslim students who hoped to be exempted from their music lessons during the month preceding Eid-al-Fitr. While this paper outlines a context--and degree--of cultural responsiveness, it also details some of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Muslims, Cultural Awareness
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Allison, John; MacLeod, Katarin – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
This article is written by two new professors teaching at a faculty of education and follows on the completion of their first two years of teaching. They taught both core and elective courses offered in their faculty of education pre-service program. This article is a critical review of action research and teacher preparation literatures. It will…
Descriptors: Action Research, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Research, Teaching Experience
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Windle, Sheila; Sefton, Terry – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
This paper and its appended multi-media production describe the rationale and process of creating and presenting a "digitally saturated" (Lankshear & Knobel, 2003), multi-layered, synchronous "montage" (Denzin & Lincoln, 2003) of educational Action Research findings. The authors contend that this type of presentation, arising from the fusion of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Research, Teacher Collaboration, Art
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Di Teodoro, Susan; Donders, Sharon; Kemp-Davidson, Joy; Robertson, Peggy; Schuyler, Lori – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
This action research report follows the journey of four elementary school teachers as they learn to define and ask "deeper" or meaningful mathematical questions in their teachings. It chronicles the way that teaching through problem solving and developing criteria for questioning increased the percentage of "deeper" questions…
Descriptors: Action Research, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Friedman, Rhonda; Kazerouni, Gety; Lax, Stacey; Weisdorf, Elli – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
The action research team developed a "Personal Math Concept Chart". This chart required students to describe the mathematical concepts that they were studying in the Geometry strand of Mathematics using their own images and words. In this study, students were encouraged to express their own understanding of geometric concepts in order to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Geometric Concepts, Teaching Methods, Geometry
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