Action Research Project Conceptual Framework
The assessment task for this course requires you to use action research strategies to advocate or to lead a change in relation to a contemporary issue of professional relevance. The task is in two parts. In the first instance you need to chose an issue and develop a deeper understanding about that issue and make some recommendations about actions of advocacy or strategies for leadership that have the potential to change the circumstances for that issue. In the second part you need to chose an action or strategy to implement and analyse the outcomes. Throughout the task you will use the action research cycle of plan, act and reflect.
PLAN: You must develop a conceptual framework that demonstrates your understandings of the contemporary issue that you have chosen to investigate. It should highlight the ways in which this issue can be addressed from leadership and advocacy perspectives. Your framework must be well informed by current theoretical perspectives, relevant research and evidence based material. It must also include some recommendations of actions for advocacy or strategies for leadership to influence change.