Challenges of using action research as a teaching and learning strategy: A case of a college of primary education in Zimbabwe

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dc.contributor.advisor Mulaudzi, M. P.
dc.contributor.advisor Monobe, R. J.
dc.contributor.advisor Runhare, T.
dc.contributor.author Dube, Buyisani
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-22T10:57:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-22T10:57:48Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/881
dc.description DEd (Curriculum Studies)
dc.description Department of Curriculum Studies
dc.description.abstract The study examined challenges that confront lecturers and student teachers at colleges of primary teacher education in Zimbabwe in the use of action research as a teaching and learning strategy. The study focused on lecturer competency, personal dispositions of students towards mastery of action research skills and institutional challenges. The mixed methods research design was used in this study. A combination of the two research approaches exhibits complementary strengths and non-overlapping weaknesses of the techniques, methods and processes involved. Purposive sampling technique was employed to choose one principal and 9 heads of departments while simple random sampling was used to select 140 student teachers. Qualitative data was generated through interviews, observation and documentary analysis. A survey was administered to obtain quantitative data. Thematic analysis was employed to analyse narrative data. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 24 was used for statistical information. It was established that student teachers have limited practical experience in action research prior to proceeding on teaching practice as well as weak communication skills to support its conduct. The study recommends that lecturers should cater for the characteristics and experiences of student teachers when planning and delivering lectures in order to improve their acquisition of action research skills. en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvi, 291 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Teacher education en_US
dc.subject Action research en_US
dc.subject Teaching strategy en_US
dc.subject Colleges of primary education en_US
dc.subject 2- 5-2 model of teaching en_US
dc.subject Training en_US
dc.subject Teaching practice en_US
dc.subject.ddc 378.007096891
dc.subject.lcsh Action research in education -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Action research -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Education -- Research -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Teaching -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Education -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Higher -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Universities and colleges -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Lesson planning -- Zimbabwe
dc.title Challenges of using action research as a teaching and learning strategy: A case of a college of primary education in Zimbabwe en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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