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