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Briscoe, Patricia – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
This action research reports on a three-year collaborative learning process among three teachers. We used current literature and a critical reflection framework to understand why our teaching approaches were not resulting in increased student learning. This allowed us to examine our previously unrecognized and uninterrupted--and often,…
Descriptors: Reflection, Action Research, Inquiry, Models
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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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Doqaruni, Vahid Rahmani – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
This study reports on an action research on increasing the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' confidence in speaking. Participants involved in this study were 16 male university students who had an upper-intermediate level of English. Extra speaking activities were incorporated into the classroom for 8 successive weeks. Insights into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Taylor, Maurice; Taschereau, Suzanne – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
This pan Canadian participatory action research project involved faculty and managers in twelve Canadian colleges and institutes, nine employers, and 1300 students and workers in examining exemplary practice in essential skills as a way of catalyzing system change. Multiple sources of data were used in the three year project and key findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Colleges, College Students
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Bergman, Lotta – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
This article deals with an action research project in which a group of academics from different disciplines reflect on and gradually extend their knowledge on how to support students' academic literacy development. The aim of this research is to understand how the collaborative work becomes a resource in challenging participants' initial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Literacy, College Students
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Chien, Chiu-Kuei Chang; Yu, Kuo-Jen; Lin, Lung-Chi – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
Action research allows teachers to evaluate and gain insight into their own practices in their teaching contexts through reflection, and inquire into ways to improve their practices and student learning outcomes. This study is a reflective self-inquiry in which the research team engages in a deliberate and retrospective analysis of the principal…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, Educational Practices, Reflection, Inquiry
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Kitchen, Julian; Raynor, Marg – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
This action research report focuses on a new elective course entitled "Indigenizing Education: Education for/about Aboriginal Peoples" that was developed and taught by two teacher educators--one Euro-Canadian and the other Metis. The purpose of the course was to increase understanding of Indigenous peoples and of the impact of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Action Research, Indigenous Populations, American Indians
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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