Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College
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Classroom Action Research (CAR) Seminar

Faculty conducting Classroom Action Research (CAR) projects learn and practice classroom assessment techniques to enhance student learning in one or more courses. In a weekly seminar, faculty study learning theory and the CAR cycle. They focus on their learning goals for students and use classroom assessment techniques to better understand them. At the end of the semester, faculty write and submit a report.

Past CAR projects conducted by faculty have included:

  • Learning about assumptions, expectations, and goals you and your students bring to your course.
  • Learning about the cultural, linguistic, and developmental back-ground of students as well as their learning styles or attitudes toward the discipline.
  • Focusing an assignment or desired learning outcome or teaching strategy to measure student attitudes and impediments to mastery.
  • Examining the impact of service-learning, technological enhancements, active learning, problem-based learning, group assignments, or cultural diversity enhancements.