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Using Action Research to Enhance Teaching and Learning at the University of Technology, Jamaica

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As part of its quality assurance systems, the University of Technology, Jamaica initiated a project aimed at exploring how action research could be used as a vehicle for enhancing the quality of the teaching/learning process. Following a series of orientation sessions and the development of a handbook for project teams, five action research projects were undertaken in the second semester of the academic year 2001-2002. The projects focused on using a student-centred approach in traditionally teacher-centred courses. At the end of the project cycle, results indicated that students became more independent learners and instructors had learned much about student-centred classroom strategies.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of Technology, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies

Publication date: March 1, 2003

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