EDUC 640: Collaborative Action Research (3)
Accomplished teachers in dynamic settings develop new ideas, acquire insights, make decisions, and continuously reflect upon and evaluate strategies. They are innovative and learn from the implementation. They recognize that modification and improvements to practice evolve over time and through thoughtful self-study. This course in action research provides teachers with concepts, strategies, and tools for planning and carrying out systematic investigations of their own classroom practice. As part of the course, teachers will partner with a faculty member and teacher-peer or school-site or district colleague to plan and carry out an investigation of classroom practice.
Pre-requisite: By permission of program coordinator. This course is taken for four semesters with each semester being worth 1 semester hour. Candidates must complete all four semesters for a total of 4 semester hours.