PIN- POINTING THE PROBLEM
A careful study of the above areas will reveal that they are only titles and they do not specify the subjects, the number of low achievers, which group of teacher’s etc. Let us now see how a broad area of problem could be made specific. Study the following examples.
- The Problems of action research could emerge from academic, social, curricular, administrative, evaluation and professional areas.
- There is a need to pin-point the problem by defining clearly each aspect of the problem and recording the symptoms of the problem
A) With respect to the pre-service teacher education programme, try to list one pin-pointed problem that could be addressed through action research with respect to the following areas.
Broad Areas for Action Research
B) You could complete activity B by downloading the following material
Activity on Pinpointing the Problem
Activity Sheet on Pinpointing the Problem