Critical Friends Forum – Action Research Literature Review Draft [WLO: 3][CLO: 3, 5]

This week we will continue our Critical Friends discussion forums. Since you are drafting, revising, and refining each section of your action research proposal each week of the course to build toward your Final Action Research Proposal, each week you will have the opportunity to engage with your Critical Friends to continuously improve your work based on meaningful feedback. This discussion forum will provide an outlet for sharing the draft of your Action Research Literature Review (that you created in your Week Three Assignment) and obtaining further formative feedback from your classmates and instructor. At this point, you may not yet have your instructor’s feedback to make revisions before sharing with peers, but you may still move forward with this discussion. The purpose of the Critical Friend Forums is to share your current work to get targeted, meaningful feedback. If you have any particular area(s) that you are struggling with or need more feedback, please request for your Critical Friends to focus their feedback, perspectives, insights, and questions in that specified area. The sections of the Action Research Literature Review (from the Week Three Assignment) you should include are as follows:

  • Research Summary 1
  • Research Summary 2
  • Application to Findings and Author’s Position

One of the qualities of great leaders and professionals is to be open to and objective about feedback – this is something you will likely need to do in your own professional role, so getting used to seeking and considering feedback objectively is a critical skill for all professionals in any field. Remember that when giving and receiving feedback, it is important to be objective and not take feedback personally. All feedback should be geared toward helping each other construct a quality action research proposal, support success, and encourage critical thinking about action research. Once you have thought critically about feedback you have received, if you disagree with it, that is fine. You can continue to respectfully engage in discussion and build understanding by asking questions and sharing insights and perspectives.