Students engaged in collaborative action research begin with an inquiry into topics raised by issues of personal and social significance. They acquire research skills and produce an action plan. In Cycle II, their research skills expand and they enter into an inquiry whose purpose is to be a conduit for social change.
Action research projects are grounded in the personal and social issues that are relevant to students.
Through collaborative group work and discussions students:
The inquiry process may be used for inquiry, ethnography and action reasearch projects.
Students may use the production process to plan, draft, revise and edit any written, spoken or media texts related to the inquiry project.
Share information on gathering data from primary and secondary sources with students during the planning stage of the project.
Promoting Diversity in the Library through Social Action is a project idea for action research for Cycle I where students are invited to engage in an inquiry into gender stereotypes in children’s literature and use their data to create book pairings that promote diversity.