Action Research
Each teacher takes TEAC 888, Teacher as Scholarly Practitioner, an action research course. Each teacher then conducts their own research project and writes a report about their findings.
“Action research is research done by teachers for themselves; it is not imposed on them by someone else” (Mills, 2003, p. 5, italics in original).
In conducting action research, drawing conclusions isn’t about making generalizations for others but about deciding on a course of action for one’s own teaching.
In 2006, 31 teachers had 29 different research projects involving 29 IRB documents.
Each teacher posed 3 research questions, used 3 forms of data collection and used at least 5 from their literature review.