Applying action research in practice

Andrea Edwards, Pamela Lockhart

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In recent years there has been a great deal of emphasis placed upon the need to ensure the continued and professional development of academic staff within universities; particularly with regard to the improvement of teaching skills. This trend is reflective of the general, community wide, effort to improve the delivery of professional practice within all 'professions', and is mirrored in the many, and varied, programmes designed to enhance professional practice that have appeared. The concept of professional practice and the strategies used to enhance professional practice are extremely diverse and varied in their focus. Whilst acknowledging the wide range of approaches that academics may choose from in seeking to improve their own professional practice this paper focuses on the use of action research and draws upon personal experiences of two academics to illustrate how the principles of action research can be used in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd ANZAM Conference
Subtitle of host publicationManaging in the pacific century
EditorsM. Ainsworth
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherPromaco Conventions for ANZAM
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)1863081496
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference - Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand
Duration: 02 Dec 200805 Dec 2008


ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
CountryNew Zealand

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    Edwards, A., & Lockhart, P. (2008). Applying action research in practice. In M. Ainsworth (Ed.), 22nd ANZAM Conference: Managing in the pacific century (pp. 10). Promaco Conventions for ANZAM.