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Action research: systematic reflective action to improve practice

Lee, Clare (2012). Action research: systematic reflective action to improve practice. In: Lee, Clare; Johnston-Wilder, Sue and Ward-Penny, Robert eds. A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School. Routledge Teaching Guides. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 113–122.

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When you are teaching you may come across problems which aren’t solved simply, one part of your professional role will be to try different approaches to solving them, evaluating those approaches and using the results of that evaluation to inform your practice. Systematic exploration of this kind is often termed ‘action research’. Action research takes many forms, but the term always indicates cycles of systematic exploration designed to solve a problem or at least improve a situation in professional practice.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2013 Clare Lee, Sue Johnston-Wilder and Robert Ward-Penny
ISBN: 0-415-50820-7, 978-0-415-50820-9
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Education Futures
Item ID: 35703
Depositing User: Clare Lee
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2012 12:18
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2016 19:20
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