SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1

Cumming, T. M., Strnadová, I., & Singh, S. (2014). iPads as instructional tools to enhance learning opportunities for students with developmental disabilities: An action research project. Action Research, 12, 151-176. doi:10.1177/1476750314525480

Abstract: This study details an action research project completed by an Information and Communications Technology Integration Coordinator and a team of five teachers, supported by the university partners as consultants. The project focused on the process and outcomes of the introduction of iPad technology to support students with developmental disabilities at a private high school in Sydney. The data were analyzed using the inductive content analysis approach. This paper describes the experience, including teacher and student perceptions of iPad implementation. Recommendations for implementation and further study are also discussed.

Questions that apply to this article:

  1. What are the 2 main questions guiding the research in this article?
  2. These questions are closely aligned with what model?
  3. The authors describe their work as taking place over 4 ‘terms.’  Which elements of their work would be considered part of the planning phase?  Explain your answer.

Article 2

Lorenzetti, L. A., Azulai, A., & Walsh, C. A. (2016). Addressing power in conversation: Enhancing the transformative learning capacities of the World Café. Journal of Transformative Education, 14, 200-219. doi:10.1177/1541344616634889

Questions that apply to this article:

  1. What is the main purpose of this investigation?
  2. On page 210, the authors begin a discussion of why the inequalities they discovered could not facilitate social change.  Describe one of the principles they propose.