Psychology of Action Research for Mindful Educational Improvement
Chapter 7· Your Actions and Beyond: The Path to Self-Transformation
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The Path to Self-Transformation
Layers of Action Planning
If you have a good idea about the needs of your practice and have obtained various ideas from others for your practice improvement, the next step is to develop your action plan—what you are actually going to do to improve your practice. To get started on this process, you need to finalize your action research question. This is important because you are developing your action plan according to your finalized research question.
In action research, your actions will affect multiple layers of your practice. For example, for you to improve your students’ learning (Layer 1), you need to critically look at your actions in your practice (Layer 2), and be open to transforming your beliefs, values, and assumptions that guide your educational practice (Layer 3), as in the following.
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