The Potential of Action Research for Improving Science Teaching – An Experience from Georgia
Keywords:science teaching, innovation, Action research
AbstractAction Research is an intense strategy of connecting practice and research. New teaching approaches and materials in Physics were developed during a master course at Ilia State University in Georgia. Pre-service teachers conducted Action Research using observations, interviews, and questionnaires to test and evaluate these innovative approaches in the classroom. The current paper describes how Georgian pre-service teachers have been working to improve physics teaching in the 7th grade. After implementing the inquiry-oriented lessons modules, the pre-service teachers noted a positive tendency in terms of students’ involvement and motivation toward physics.
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