Bulletin of Higher Education Okayama University
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A Discussion of Practitioner Research: How Are Reflective Practice, Action Research, and Exploratory Practice Different?

Abstract
 The time has come to see the three major forms of Practitioner Research under a general umbrella as well as distinct choices and commitments to pursue professional self-inquiry into the way and ways we teach and how our students (may) learn. The focus of this paper is on understanding each approach by tracing its origins and key concepts. The aim of this working paper is to take the first step in building an accessible foundation of knowledge from which classroom teachers can then pursue their own interest or concern in the method that appeals to them the most.
Keywords
practitioner research
reflection
action
exploration
comparison
ISSN
1881-5952
NCID
AA12114090