Ph.D. students at the University of the Incarnate Word participated in the first Student Choice Awards through AR+ (Action Research Plus). The purpose of the award is to recognize students who have gained new insights into action research and how it plays a valuable role in real-world problem solving through community engagement.
Alfredo Ortiz Aragón, Ph.D., associate professor in the Graduate Studies Program at the Dreeben School of Education, along with colleagues at AR+ came up with the idea for the award. Students participated by reviewing titles and keywords of 128 Action Research Journals (ARJ) articles, then choosing the five that most resonated with them, to create a blog presentation for the award.
"I want my Ph.D. students to actively seek action research knowledge that’s relevant to them, to publish high-quality blogs, to engage others with knowledge of action research, and to find better mechanisms to connect other students to high-quality, relevant knowledge," said Dr. Ortiz Aragón.
“Participating in the first Action Research Student Choice Awards gave me an opportunity not only to see what is out there, but also an opportunity to become a part of the AR community as an aspiring action researcher,” said Inci Yilmazli Trout, a doctoral student in the Dreeben School of Education.
To learn more about the Graduate Studies Program, visit the Dreeben School of Education website.