TEACHERS and staff of Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS went through a seminar-workshop on Action Research Thursday, July 2, with US-educated anthropologist Elvira Loriega.
A former college of education dean and vice president for academic affairs of West Visayas State University, Dr. Loriega breezed through the different philosophies governing action research, including its structure and parts.
Dr. Loriega, a well-known qualitative research authority, also guided the participants how to design a research title and its corresponding research questions. She stressed how vital such a professional work in the formation of teachers' professional growth.
"Action research, designed to improve practice and solve local problem, empowers researchers through ideology critique, reflective practice, and collaborative research," Loriega said.
To note, this seminar-workshop is the school's way of encouraging teachers and staff to do action research—an exercise that promotes experience, reflection, and evaluation of one's craft and profession—that will eventually benefit the students. (Herman Lagon/Ripples)