Action research and education: sharing basic knowledge and community empowerment to face problems

This paper aims to promote a reflection on the methodology of action research and on its principles, application and contributions to the education field. Action research is characterized by the involvement of social groups in decision-making, as well as other participatory methods, it emerges from dissatisfaction with traditional methods of research. This type of research also refers to the need to promote a better coordination between theory and practice in knowledge production and troubleshooting. To enrich the discussion, in a complementary way, it presents an overview of the action research development in education from a literature review.

Action research; Knowledge dialogue; Participation

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