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Using Action Research to Enhance Teaching and Learning at the University of Technology, Jamaica

George, Nancy A.; Craven, Michael; Williams-Meyers, Claudette; Bonnick, Pauline

Authors

Nancy A. George

Claudette Williams-Meyers

Pauline Bonnick



Abstract

As part of its quality assurance systems, the University of Technology, Jamaica initiated a project aimed at exploring how action research could be used as a vehicle for enhancing the quality of the teaching/learning process. Following a series of orientation sessions and the development of a handbook for project teams, five action research projects were undertaken in the second semester of the academic year 2001-2002. The projects focused on using a student-centred approach in traditionally teacher-centred courses. At the end of the project cycle, results indicated that students became more independent learners and instructors had learned much about student-centred classroom strategies.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2003-06
Journal Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
Print ISSN 0260-2938
Electronic ISSN 1469-297X
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 28
Issue 3
Pages 239-250
APA6 Citation George, N. A., Craven, M., Williams-Meyers, C., & Bonnick, P. (2003). Using Action Research to Enhance Teaching and Learning at the University of Technology, Jamaica. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 28(3), 239-250. doi:10.1080/0260293032000059603
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/0260293032000059603
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