Faced with teachers who see the risk factor of participation too high and not worth the experience relating to the bigger picture of study, it has seemed that a ‘not on my watch’ attitude has been generated. Students on the other hand are predominantly the ones whose perception of risk is lower and their fear factor isn’t as great.Read More
What are student perceptions of my marking and feedback practice of summative assessment? Are they only interested in the headline news – ‘did I pass?’ Or do they read and reflect in greater detail? If they have passed or achieved the merit or distinction they were hoping for, do they bother reading the rest of the annotations and feedback? In terms of development, do they prefer brief abbreviations or longer comments?
Questions that might arise include: Does my marking serve a deeper purpose for students beyond getting a grade? Do I need to find ways to encourage greater engagement of students with my marking? Will I need to make fundamental practice changes to do this?Read More
I have chosen to research the impact of the induction process on learners starting college for my action project for a number of reasons. Primarily, because I believe that this is a key area for the college. It is the first impression for learners and currently sees a high dropout rate between application completion and course start date.Read More
I want to research and develop strategies for dealing with shy and withdrawn students so that they can become a bit more confident and so that they don’t feel awkward within the class. I am interested in finding out why some students are very confident in the classroom and will communicate freely and why others don’t.Read More
This Action Research paper is aimed at identifying children’s and young people’s perceptions of their local area and their setting. I wanted to find out if the children and young people felt safe in their local area and at the school they attend, and their views of what they thought may possibly be put in place to make them feel safer.Read More
The area that I have identified to research is peoples‘ perception of some of the holistic medicine practices in our society today. Although some of these are still frequently described as New Age crackpot ideas, others have already been accepted by Western medicine and integrated into our conventional medical system. It seems to have been forgotten that these practices are of a holistic (spiritual) nature that has been lost in some parts of western society.Read More