Action Research

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xing king

 

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Timeline
August - September
  • Identify research area (Field of Action)
  • Visit UCSD library and online libraries, read enough subject-focused literature and methodology literature to give me a reasonable foundation, and prepare for literature review
  • Prepare content form for the students and their parents, and distribute to the students
  • Install Chinese computing capability in the computer lab
  • Design initial Action Research Plan
  • Consult with MM for confirmation of the research direction
  • Setup three groups of Tapped-in accounts for students (k-12 student accounts)
  • Have students set up their blog addresses
  • Get critical friends
  • Tell students of my plan get their supports and carry out the plan
October
  • Continue with literature research
  • Implement the plan for cycle one
  • Students start to use Tapped-In and blogs
  • Conduct case studies
  • Collect data from Tapped-in transcripts
  • Collect data from case studies
  • Collect data from students' blogs
  • Collect data from students' first quarter class average grades, and compare them with their last year's first quarter grades.
  • Distribute questionnaires
November
  • Review questionnaires
  • Review data
  • Write the cycle one report
  • Contact the Chinese teacher at Mercersburg
  • Contact the school in China
  • Exchange my students' email addresses with those of students' in China and Mercersburg
  • Start project-based learning (cycle two)
December - January
  • Collect data from the project-based learning
  • Collect data from students' reflection on their project learning.
  • Collect data from students' first semester class average grades, and compare them with their last year's first semester grades.
  • Distribute questionnaires
  • Review data
  • Review questionnaires
  • Continue reflection and make determinations for next steps
  • Determine missing elements from MM, critical friends, cadre mates
  • Start cycle two
  • Revise Action Research Plan
Februry
  • Continue with literature review with emphsis on learner-centered construction learning, authentic learning with the native speakers, and effective communication (dialogue) within community
  • Collect Data for the 2nd quarter's learner-centered contstruction learning, including student's portfolio and their reflections on their blogs, etc.
  • Learn data analysis with LC cadre mates
  • Implement project that is collaborated between my students and their e-pals in China
  • Introduce what I have learned and student's products to the faculty and department, get their feedback.
  • Review questionnaires
  • Review data
March
  • Write cycle two report.
  • Continue reflection and make determinations for next step
  • Determine missing elements from MM, critical friends, cadre mates
April
  • Share cyce two report with faculty
  • Prepare and implement for final cycle.
May/June
  • Put all the data together and work on my research/presentation
  • Write the final report
  • Prepare for presentation
  • Continue to facilitate student's learning
  • Continue assessment
July

Presentation