Application of action research in the teaching

Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Anglų kalba / English
Application of action research in the teaching/learning process for the acquisition and development of competences: attitudes of students - prospective teachers
In the Journal:
Society. Integration. Education. 2019, vol. 2, p. 27-42. [Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība]
Reikšminiai žodžiai: Bendrosios kompetencijos; Kompetencijos; Mokytojų nuomonė; Profesinės pedagoginės kompetencijos; Veiksmo tyrimas; Vieklos tobulinimo tyrimas; Action research; Competences; General competences; Professional pedagogical competences; Teachers opinion; Teachers' opinion.
Bendrosios kompetencijos; Kompetencijos / Competencies; Mokytojų ugdymas / Teacher education; Profesinės pedagoginės kompetencijos; Veiksmo tyrimas; Vieklos tobulinimo tyrimas.
Action research; Competences; General competences; Professional pedagogical competences.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe profession of teacher requires a qualitative and special preparation for a specific activity. Therefore, the importance of professional and general competencies of relevant specialists working and intending to work in educational institutions is emerging. The document “Common European Principles for Teacher Competencies and Qualifications” (2005) emphasizes the provision that all educators must be able to work effectively in three overlapping areas of activities: working with information, technology and knowledge, working with people (students, colleagues and other partners), working with society and in society at local, regional, national, European and global levels (Saulėnienė, Žydžiūnaitė, & Katiliūtė, 2006). In order to work successfully, the educator must have cognitive, functional, personal and ethical competencies. In Lithuania, changes and updates of regulations, models and conception of the training and activity of teachers are regularly updated. [...] The aim of this article is to analyse the teachers’ opinion on the application of action research in the study process. To achieve the goal, three objectives have been set: 1) to discuss the coherence between the European Qualifications Framework (2005) and the Competences of the Lithuanian teachers (2007); 2) to highlight the essence of the method of action research; 3) to examine how the students themselves – present and future educators – evaluate the method of action research that proves advantageous to acquire and develop competences.The research analysed 102 reports – final study projects on the improvement of the activity of educators prepared by the students – future educators – of one of Lithuanian higher education institutions from 2007 to 2017. The research was carried out in May 2018. It has been established that in the process of the action research, the educators mostly improved these general competencies of – research activities, reflecting and learning to learn, communication and cooperation; these professional pedagogical competencies as the development of professional development, the use of information technology, recognition of understanding the pupil and his/her progress, motivating and supporting students, planning and improving the content of the subject, teaching/learning process management, assessment of student achievements and progress. In all of the 102 projects submitted by the students, the application of this method in the study process at the higher education institution was positively evaluated. It was emphasized that during this research not only the new knowledge was gained, but also the participants of the research, the learners, have themselves developed and improved, as well the researchers – students – future educators have improved. [From the publication]

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