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Journal of Empirical Studies

September 2014, Volume 1, 3, pp 98-104

Coaching in Action Research

Norasmah Othman


Swee Yee Chia

Norasmah Othman 1 Swee Yee Chia 1 

  1. Faculty of Education Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia 1


Action research is a systematic activity implemented by educators in improving the teaching and learning process.  However, its implementation is time consuming.  As a result, most educators are not able to conduct action research, even though it is often recommended by the administration.  The failure in implementation is mostly due to time constraints, educators’ workload, and also the lack of skills and knowledge of action research itself.  This paper will discuss a method that educators can apply to action research, known as coaching.  Coaching will be discussed using Kolb’s Model as a model for action research.  The flow of action research implementation will also be discussed in detail.
Contribution/ Originality
This study contributes in the existing literature by providing a detailed overview of how coaching method is implemented in action research using the Kolb Cycle Model, an action research cycle which comprises four phases: Review, Learn, Apply and Do.



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