Pedagogic Action Research refers to a wide variety of evaluative, investigative, and analytical research methods designed to diagnose problems or issues in practice and help educators develop practical, evidence-based, solutions to effectively address them. Action research can be applied to programs or educational techniques that are not necessarily experiencing any problems, but that educators simply want to learn more about and improve. The overall goal is to create a simple, practical, repeatable process of iterative learning, evaluation, and improvement that leads to increasingly better-quality teaching and student learning.

In the first LTExChange Network Research Talk, Professor Lydia Arnold (Director of Education, Harper Adams University) introduced and discussed what it means to ‘do’ pedagogic action research in higher education. Lydia has published widely on the topic of Action Research and has developed sector-leading resources supporting higher education practitioners who are interested in improving students’ learning experiences through the process of researching their own practice.

The ‘Pedagogic Action Research: An Honest Account of a Powerful Approach’

To learn more about Action Research see these useful resources

  1. Arnold, L. and Norton, L. (2018a). Action Research Practice Guide.

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