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CRCRTH 693 - Action Research for Educational, Professional, and Personal Change, Fall 2007

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Action Research for Educational, Professional and Personal Change

Professor Peter Taylor, Ph.D.

Critical and Creative Thinking
University of Massachusetts - Boston

Course Structure: Two and a half hour long classes - once a week

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Course Description

This course covers techniques for and critical thinking about the evaluation of changes in educational practices and policies in schools, organizations, and informal contexts. Topics include quantitative and qualitative methods for design and analysis, participatory design of practices and policies, institutional learning, the wider reception or discounting of evaluations, and selected case studies, including those arising from semester-long student projects.