Learning by Action Research: A Policy for School Development.

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Thomas Hansson
Title: Learning by Action Research: A Policy for School Development.
Journal: Systemic Practice and Action Research
Year: 2003
Volume: 16
Issue: 1
Pagination: 37-51
ISSN: 1094-429X
Publisher: Kluwer
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Management (Sektionen för management)
School of Management S- 371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Language: English
Abstract: In this article I define a project organization as action research. Thus defined, the approach presents a method for experiential learning among educators who develop as learners in an educational setting. Second, the approach describes a method for focusing on research related to change in classroom didactics brought about by the mediating instruments educators discover and use so as to overcome their own learning anxiety. Third, action research and academic investigation are described as a method for integrating theory with practice. Finally, action research is outlined as an effort for social justice—the way knowledge usually develops by social construction.
Subject: Education\General
Keywords: policy tools, change, liberty, emancipation