The Best of Both Worlds' project is based on an Action Research model. In this way the project aims to support teachers within The Best of Both Worlds’ networks to look at a problem in-depth and together develop practical solutions using a clear and manageable process.
Using an Action Research model teachers work together to address concerns around transition and literacy. The aim is to develop practical, thoughtful, contextually appropriate solutions, leading to positive outcomes for schools, teachers and most importantly students.
The Action Research model supports teachers to focus on a contextually appropriate question (Why do students find the transition between primary and secondary school so difficult?) or a local problem (Students in Year 7 find it difficult to transfer their literacy learning from the primary school through to the secondary school. How can we support our students to transfer their literacy learning from primary to the secondary context?).
Unlike more formal research, educators in the field conduct Action Research. It isn’t formal research, the objective is to solve a problem or answer a question. The aim is to work together to come up with practical, school-based solutions and make a meaningful contribution to the larger discussion around transition and literacy learning in Victoria.
Action Research Cycle