International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Independent Study as Action Research –Learning from Experience
Mary Ann Jacobs

An independent study provides one of the most important opportunities for teacher candidates to pursue a topic of personal interest. But how can candidates become actively engaged in an independent study that is a required course? In this action research I investigated how to conduct an independent study framed as action research for three seniors who needed to successfully complete the course to graduate. A four step process was used: identify an area of focus; collect data; analyze and interpret data; develop an action plan. I concluded that an independent study could effectively be conducted as action research.

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