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A. Creating your action research journal (Blog).


Throughout the process of action research, you will want to keep an action research journal.
This is very important as it tracks your thinking as it changes over time. Your journal is one of the
forms of data that will help you understand the process of change and your role in it.

Over the year, you will be refining your personal theory of learning and teaching. Your action research
journal is a good place to reflect on this process and collect the things that you learn and will want to use in
your action research e-portfolio or report. It is your place to reflect on the building of your ideas. The
more regularly you write in your journal, the more written work you will have to pull from when you are
ready to write a reflection. Choose a day and time and plan to write something each week. You can keep
your journal blog private or share it with the people in your action research learning circle. Since you may be
writing notes about others in your workplace it is a good idea to keep it in a place where you can determine
who has access. But it is also helpful use blog technology because it keeps track of dates and makes it
easly to track ideas over time.

Technology for setting up blogs...

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Once you get your blog set up, you can start thinking about what you might do for your action research project.
I will include topics for reflection with each tutorial.

To begin you you might want to respond to these questions around identity.
  • What practices do I want to develop or improve?
  • What do I want to know more about?
  • Who do I want to be in five years?

Here is a page that you can copy to get your started.

B. Form a learning circle with other action researchers (optional)

You will be more successful if you are doing action research in a group. See online learning circles for a model
on how to arrange this. There is a special section on the site that deal with action research learning circles.
In the future, there may be a link to join an action research circle.

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