Focuses on knowledge and skills to design and implement an action research project designed for self-reflective systematic inquiry and improvement of teaching in inclusive physical education settings.
Action research is a process of concurrently engaging in inquiry about educational problems and taking action to solve those problems. Action research is a highly relevant skill for adapted physical educators who work with students with unique long-term needs outlined in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) as specified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Action research provides an avenue for adapted physical educators to systematically improve student outcomes. Through the action research process, adapted physical educators are able to systematically arrive at what is really happening in their classroom and to their students. As a self-reflective and systematic form of inquiry, action research enables teachers to make instructional decisions at the “individual” and “local” level that are evidenced based; something not easily accomplished by more traditional forms of research.
Make edits recommended by the College of Education Curriculum Committee (CECC).