A Short Guide to Action Research 4 th Edition. Andrew P. Johnson, Ph.D. Minnesota State University, Mankato www.OPDT-Johnson.com. Chapter 13: Presenting Your Action Research. THE EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT 1. Your colleagues 2. Your students 3. School boards, principals, and administrators
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Andrew P. Johnson, Ph.D.
Minnesota State University, Mankato
1. Your colleagues
2. Your students
3. School boards, principals, and administrators
4. Your classroom: Evaluate new programs
5. Parent conferences
6. As part of a Master’s Thesis
1. The presentation should be between 30 and 45 minutes in duration.
2. Enter a teacher mode.
3. Describe the problem, topic, research question, or area of investigation as well as what brought you to it.
4. Include a short synthesis of related research or the theoretical background (review of the literature).
5. Briefly describe how you collected your data.
7. Include your recommendations, practical application, or plan of action.
8. Be clear and concise.
9. Use a visual aid of some kind (overhead, poster, PowerPoint, video clip, or handouts).
10. Include 5 to 10 minutes for questions at the end.
1. Professional conferences and conventions
2. Academic journals
Planning the Presentation
1. Know your audience.
2. Say only what needs to be said
3. Use structure to carry your ideas
4. Include questions and discussion prompts
1. Be mindful of time parameters
2. Be mindful of pacing
3. Use vocal inflection and pauses
4. Use a public speaking voice
6. Maintain eye contact
7. Do not read your report
8. Use an advanced organizer
1. Use an advanced organizer
2. Use words or short phrases to hold ideas
3. Use two to four ideas per slide
4. Use 24 - 28 point font
6. Do not read off your PowerPoint
7. Show transition points
8. Differentiate using font, size, color, and underlining
1. Show the structure of what is to be covered
2. The handout is not a written document
3. The handout should be single-sided and use one sheet of paper
1. Understand the medium
2. Do not create another talking head
3. Communicate with your face, hands, and voice
4. Try to create video presentations that are five to eight minute in durations
5. Use your video image most times
6. Speak from an outline