|The study group provides an important aspect
of Action Research. It is the study group that provides the opportunity
for the individual teachers to meet with colleagues, and to discuss their
questions. Although the coach is important in providing encouragement, and
challenging the individuals to achieve higher levels of performance, it is
the whole group that provides insight as to where the individual has needs
and how they may be met.
||The group often provides new direction for an
individual's study. It also can provide suggestions for instructional
strategies or classroom changes. It is advantageous for the study group
to work on questions, which deal with the same age group. Often
individuals in the group may find information that is relevant to the
question of another member of the group. In essence, the study group is
the action researchers support group. If you do not have a study group,
you may want to form one or contact other action researchers on-line.
norms for your study group is essential in maintaining a collegial
atmosphere. In order to do this introduce or collaborate to set norms of
behavior to adhere to during the collaborative study meeting.