In Chapter 7, Mills (2014) discusses a variety of challenges action researchers face with implementing positive change.
What potential challenges or obstacles do you predict facing in your current or future role as an educator when implementing positive change (lack of resources, resistance to change, reluctance to interfere with others’ professional practices, reluctance to admit difficult truths, difficulty finding a forum to share what you have learned, lack of time for action research endeavors, unsupported administration, other)?
Describe how you would apply what you have learned regarding the challenges of implementing educational change to overcome potential obstacles that you may encounter in taking action.
Week 6 DQ 2
Describe some of your take-away from this course. Consider all of the topics including use of digital tools when responding. Do not respond in list form. These are merely prompts to get you thinking:
What concepts or principles have you learned from this course that you might use in your work setting?
How do you feel about conducting action research now, compared to before you started this course?
Describe how you perceive the value of qualitative and quantitative data when considering improvements.
How do you plan to use the knowledge you gained in this course to be a positive change agent in your own work setting? In other words, what are your next steps?
Include a new, different quote than you did in you r week one introduction. Why does this quote inspire you?