Drawn to Science Education: Studying Science Teaching and Learning through Drawings

Action Research Resources

Although you're already here at www.DrawnToScience.org you may want to visit the Researchers section of this website to see how we've used drawings in our research. The scoring rubric and supplemental instructions offer a tested way to analyze data based on nationally recognized standards for informal science education. If you're a teacher in a different subject area you may want to adapt our approach in your action research.

Action Research Resources - Drawing of students with magnifying glasses.

There are many resources available online for teachers interested in using action research to study their own teaching and classroom context. Three useful online resources to start with are:

Books are often available from your district's professional development library. We recommend:

Mills, G. E. (2011). Action research: A guide for the teacher researcher. Boston: Pearson.

Note that the third edition (2006) is also a good resource.

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