A Reflexive Eye on a Collaborative Action Research Project in School
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OriginalversjonLyngsnes, K.M. (2016). A reflexive eye on a collaborative action research project in school. The Qualitative Report, 21(2), 196-211. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol21/iss2/3/?utm_source=nsuworks.nova.edu%2Ftqr%2Fvol21%2Fiss2%2F3&utm_medium=PDF&utm_campaign=PDFCoverPages
This article presents a reflexive analysis of a collaborative action research project based on the “Nordic tradition” of action research. In this project I, in the role of researcher, worked with a team of four teachers in a Norwegian primary/lower secondary school to develop teaching practice focused on students’ learning. I have retrospectively analysed data from my research diary, meetings and interviews. The article describes how the collaboration and the relationship between the teacher team and the researcher developed, and how this process contributed to the teachers’ professional development. The results shed light on the complexity of teacher- researcher- relationships, and demonstrate the importance of engaging in reflexivity in collaborative action research.