04.674 Research into Learning in Science

Research into Learning in Science

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30756
Status Active

In this course, we shall be reading research articles and examining how the research was carried out. You will conduct an "action research" project. Those who engage in action research have a commitment to bring about change. In this case, you will be investigating something in your own classroom or school that concerns you and therefore the results of your research will help you to think about what might be done to change the situation. Through the collection and sorting of data we can gain insights into situations that were previously muddy. Teachers often have to make judgments based on experience, but this is not persuasive to outsiders. With data we can convince others that the course of action we choose is justified.