February 26, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Global Center for Innovation and Learning is offering an 8 week live online course for a Master Certificate in Action Research
What is Action Research?
Action Research is known by many names, including participatory research, collaborative inquiry, emancipatory research, action learning, and contextual action research, but put simply, Action Research is “learning by doing”—a group of people identifying a problem, and doing something to resolve it, evaluating their efforts, and if not satisfied, trying again. Action Research is examining one’s own practices through collaborative inquiry, reflection, and dialogue. If you think of research as a process of steps used to collect and analyze information in order to increase our understanding of a topic or issue, then you would think of Action (change) + Research (investigation) as investigating a problem or situation in order to make change happen. When something goes wrong with your lessons, what do you do? If you think about what you are doing and make a change, you are doing Action Research!
This course will cover the fundamentals of the lifecycle of projects, from planning to execution
Objectives: Participants will…
- Understand the ongoing cycle of action research to address and solve long term problems in any community.
- Understand the concepts and component steps of action research
- Understand how to design and implement an action research project
- Identify action researchable issues and concerns in their own context
- Plan and conduct small-scale action research
- Present the results of action research projects to their colleagues and other stakeholders, demonstrating a clear understanding of Objectives 1 and 2 above
February 26, 2022 – April 30, 2022
– 8 weeks live online classes to meet on SATURDAYS (recordings will be available)
– Lectures and class discussions
– Weekly individual and group assignments
– Students groups will work on sample Action Research projects