Literature review on the use of action research in higher education

Gibbs, Paul ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9773-3977, Cartney, Patricia, Wilkinson, Kate, Parkinson, John, Cunningham, Sheila ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6371-6696, James-Reynolds, Carl ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5892-5415, Zoubir, Tarek, Brown, Venetia, Barter, Phil, Sumner, Pauline, MacDonald, Angus, Dayananda, Asanka and Pitt, Alexandra (2017) Literature review on the use of action research in higher education. Education Action Research, 25 (1) . pp. 3-22. ISSN 0965-0792 [Article] (doi:10.1080/09650792.2015.1124046)

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Abstract

This literature review considers the use of action research in higher education. It specifically looks at two areas of higher education activity. The first concerns academic teaching practice and includes a discussion of research and pedagogy practice, and staff development. The second considers student engagement. In both these core features of higher education, action research has proved to be a central approach to the investigation, reflection and improvement of practice. Each of these main foci includes a discussion of the limitations of the literature. The review illustrates the extent and range of uses to have benefited from an action research approach.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): higher education; action research, literature review; reflective practice
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Education
Item ID: 18490
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Education Action Research on 04/01/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09650792.2015.1124046
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Depositing User: Paul Gibbs
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2015 10:46
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 12:47
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/18490

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