How to use action reseach in teacher training programmes

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Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science, vol.6, no.2, pp.61-70, 2013 (ESCI) identifier


© 2013, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. All rights reserved.This article focuses on action research study which was conducted with the third class students of English Language Teaching Department,which was completed in four weeks.The aim was to introduce action research to teachers-in-preparation and encourage them to use it after their graduation to help them to become reflective teachers..Before this action research began,teachers-in-preparation had been tutoring for five weeks.In the first week of the action research study,in the classroom, students tried to find common teaching problems they had while tutoring and they used data collection techniques such as video-taping and peer observation, and in the second week they shared what they had learned about their problems and what their action plans were.In later weeks they shared the results of their the action plans and how successful their plans were.It was hoped that teachers-in-preparation would become more flexible in their thinking,be more open to new ideas and would learn to develop professional autonomy.