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IASL Research Abstracts: 292

Gibson-Langford , L. (2009). Action research – creative partnerships in learning and teaching. Australia.

Abstract: Teachers need to rigorously and systematically reflect on their practice and such reflection can be most effective within collaborative cultures. Within the context of action research, centred on how literature can enrich students’ world views, this paper offers an observation on collaboration as intense professional enrichment. The action research gave clear evidence that literature can shape and enrich boys’ understandings of masculinities. It also highlighted the power of collaboration in learning and teaching. As a consequence of this research, the teacher librarian and the Head of English developed trust and appreciation of each others’ craft knowledge and engaged in significant risk-taking, through creating, sharing and using their knowledge.

Subject Categories: 3, 13

Abstract Submitted by Janice Newsum, Florida State University

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