Action Research in Science Education: A twenty-year personal perspective
Ingo Eilks 1  
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Biology & Chemistry, University of Bremen
Publish date: 2018-11-13
ARiSE 2018;1(1):3–14
Educational action research covers a broad range of strategies and methods to innovate the practice of education by a cyclical approach of implementing change and researching its effects for further improvement. By being a pragmatic and emancipatory approach, action research is done by or with teachers to meet their needs and problems in practice, and to contribute to their empowerment and continuing professional development. This paper opens up some perspectives on operating action research in domain-specific educational fields with a special focus on science education. It is based in personal experiences by the author from almost 20 years of applying action research in chemistry and science education.
Ingo Eilks   
Biology & Chemistry, University of Bremen, Institute for Science Education (IDN), Chemistry Education, 28334 Bremen, Germany
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