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Conducting Action Research in the Montessori Classroom

Saturday, March 11 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Facilitators: Gay Ward, Melina Papadimitriou

Target Audience: All

A panel of Montessori teacher educators and university professors will provide an overview of action research and how to incorporate it into your teacher education program and/or classroom investigations. They will start with the basics—what action research is, and why it is important—and then delve into critical details for carrying it out, including choosing relevant research questions, reviewing literature, selecting appropriate methodology, and analyzing results.

Panelists include:

Elizabeth Park (Assistant Professor and Director/Early Childhood and Montessori Programs, Chaminade University)
Nancy Lindeman (Director/Institute for Montessori Innovation at Westminster College)
Syneva Barrett (Director/St. Catherine University Advanced Montessori Programs)

About the Facilitators

Gay Ward

Gay Ward, PhD, is professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I).

Melina Papadimitriou

Melina Papadimitriou, MEd, is the director of the Montessori Graduate Teacher Education Program at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I – II).

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