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Integrating Teaching, Learning, and Action Research
Enhancing Instruction in the K-12 Classroom



March 2009 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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Helping teachers engage K–12 students as participatory researchers to accomplish highly effective learning outcomes

Integrating Teaching, Learning, and Action Research: Enhancing Instruction in the K–12 Classroom demonstrates how teachers can use action research as an integral component of teaching and learning. The text uses examples and lesson plans to demonstrate how student research processes can be incorporated into classroom lessons that are linked to standards.

Key Features

  • Guides teachers through systematic steps of planning, instruction, assessment, and evaluation, taking into account the diverse abilities and characteristics of their students, the complex body of knowledge and skills they must acquire, and the wide array of learning activities that can be engaged in the process
  • Demonstrates how teacher action research and student action learning—working in tandem—create a dynamic, engaging learning community that enables students to achieve desired learning outcomes
  • Provides clear directions and examples of how to apply action research to core classroom activities: lesson planning, instructional processes, student learning activities, assessment, and evaluation

 
Preface
Chapter
Acknowledgments
 
1. Action Research in Teaching and Learning
 
2. Learning Theory
 
3. Lesson Planning
 
4. Instruction: Facilitating Student Learning
 
5. Action Learning: Accomplishing Objectives, Outcomes, and Standards
 
6. Assessment and Evaluation
 
Appendix. Case Examples
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Authors

Complements one chapter on Action Research. I use it as a supplemental reading.

Dr Zsuzsanna Szabo
Social Behavioral Science Div, Marist College
March 11, 2013

very informative for research module

Mrs Paula Willis
School of Health Studies, Darlington College
October 10, 2012

I adopted it as a second text book used in combination with the primary text for the course.
Mostly to help students do reflection on their teaching.
Students like the book because is very simple to use as a guide for their action research and reflection on classroom teaching.

Dr Zsuzsanna Szabo
Social Behavioral Science Div, Marist College
October 25, 2010

This book is designed, as it says on the cover, for the enhancement of instruction in the K-12 classroom. I read the book in the hope of finding new approaches to action research within my classrooms but found the book to be specific to K-12 and only loosely based around action research. It is a well considered book but I found the link to action research to be misleading as the emphasis seemed to be on action learning as an alternative re-conceptualisation of the original model. However, that said I found the examples and case studies of most benefit and would recommend the book to those unfamiliar with classroom-based research who want to see what others might have done.

Dr Ashley Casey
Department of Physical Education and Sport Studies, University of Bedfordshire
April 19, 2010

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