Drawn to Science Education: Studying Science Teaching and Learning through Drawings

Action Research in Education

Action Research in Education - Students in Science Class

Conducting action research in education can be a rewarding experience for teachers and can lead to new ideas and strategies to promote student success. This section of our website is designed to provide teachers with ideas for using drawings as a data source in their action research. While your research question(s) will guide your study design you may find drawings to be a valuable source of data.

To get a sense of how we used drawings in our research on teacher candidates and new teachers visit the section on our research and view our rubric used to score participant drawings.

The sections below provide guidance and ideas for conducting action research in education.

While there are many different ways to approach action research in education, your goal should be to find the right combination of research tools that best answer your research question. We hope you will consider drawings to be one possibility.