Video and Multimedia

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Video link: Action Research Project
Learning Objective: LO 7-1 and LO7-2:  What are the five typical outcomes of action research?  Why is reflection important within the action research plan?
Description:  In this video, the presenter uses Videoscribe to explain his action research project.

Questions to consider:

  1. Consider the results of this action research study.  Into which of the 5 typical outcomes of action research studies does this one fall?  How do you know?  Explain your response.
  2. How did the presenter reflect on his findings?  What did he decide to do based on his reflections?

Video link: Action Research Presentation
Learning Objective: LO 7-3:  What is the function of a plan for action?
Description:  In this video, a graduate student outlines and explains her action research project on the effects of cross-age peer mentoring with middle school students.

Questions to consider:

  1. What are the presenter’s new questions for future study?
  2. How could the presenter have enhanced her plan for action based on the findings?

Web link: Additional Action Plan Information
Learning Objective: LO 7-4:  How do I create a plan for action?
Description: This PDF resource from the National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development provides a sample Action Plan.

Questions to consider:

  1. Describe one research question that could be developed from the information contained in this handout.
  2. How can teachers’ action plans for professional development be connected to action plans for action research?  Outline a brief example.

Web link: Fourteen Steps to Writing an Effective Discussion Section
Learning Objective: LO 7-6:  How do I formulate a discussion that presents my conclusions, implications for practice, and plans for action?
Description:  This document lists 14 points to address in creating a well-written discussion section.

Questions to consider:

  1. On page 165 of the text, your author presents 4 items that should be included in a well-written discussion section.  How are they the same or different that the 14 items outlined in this document?  Explain your response.