Margaret Riel: Improving your Skills as a Global Educator through Action Research





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Published on Nov 22, 2013

As you move forward leading others in global education, you will have many stories to share that help others see what you have accomplished. But if you want to be a bit more intentional about creating change, a bit more systematic about examining the changes you create, and have more convincing stories to tell, then you may want to be an action researcher. This session will help you think about how to approach your global educational efforts with orientation towards improving your skills, and developing a deeper understanding of pathways of change. Working as an action researcher will give you a greater appreciation of the multiple perspectives that make up what we see as reality.


Margaret Riel has recently retired from Pepperdine University where she directed the Masters of Arts in Educational Technologies program. She now teaches the year-long process of action research to a cadre of about 20 students. She continues to direct the Center for Collaborative Action Research where the best examples of action research at Pepperdine are published. She is currently developing free online Action Research Tutorials to help others learn more about how to conduct action research in their classrooms or workplaces. These tutorials include a short video, some resources, and some activities. Margaret Riel has provided leadership in a number of national and international groups developing the community of action researchers. As past Chair of the American Educational Research Association Action Research SIG, she designed and currently maintains their website. More recently she was a member of a small team that created the Action Network of the Americas and has designed and maintains their website as well.

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