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Overall Impact of Action Research Project as Perceived By Pupil Teachers and Resource Persons of Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad
Currently, AIOU Islamabad has made an action research project compulsory for the students enrolled in these programs. They are asked to select a topic of their own interest and carry out an action research project. To study the impact of action research in terms of improvement in the teaching practice of these beginner researchers who are called “pupil teachers” in this study. This research was conducted on 70 male and 80 female pupil teachers who were available at Govt. high School No.2 Kohat during their workshop that was held from 1st January, 2020 to 30th March, 2020. Thus a sample of 150 pupil teachers was selected through convenient sampling on the basis of easily availability. 10 Resource persons were interviewed and their responses were noted down about their observation of the learning experiences of their students (pupil teachers).A 20 items questionnaire was used for collecting data from the pupil teachers. The responses of 10 resource persons were noted down by conducting a semi-structured interview. The study revealed that the action research project had major impact on the pupil teachers’ research skills and communication skills. The action research is recommended to be incorporated in teaching at every level especially at university level.
Dr. Mohammad Latif
Assistant Professor, Incharge Department of Education, GC Women University Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
Dr. Razia Anjum
Lecturer, Department of Psychology, GC Women University Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
Dr. Mubashir Hanif
Deputy Director Research, Association of Academic Quality (AFAQ),Islamabad, Pakistan
Action Research, Pupil Teachers, Teaching Practice