The Integration and Application of Experiential Learning, While Focusing on Culturally Relevant Pedagogy.

By Anthony Whipple

Over the last year of my graduate studies, I have identified three research questions to use to improve my teaching. These are: How am I developing tools to teach inquiry-based learning? How am I incorporating student culture to build a safe and respectful learning environment? How Is my use of technology integration facilitating experiential-based learning?

To examine my growth, I have collected and analyzed artifacts that are reflections of my teaching in these areas. This process is guided by the principles of action research and my analysis used a 6 step data-analysis procedure as described by Braun & Clarks, “Using thematic analysis in psychology. Qualitative research in psychology”.

This project determined areas where I have identified significant growth and areas I can still improve. This project is based around self-reflection and as such is a delve into my own practices.

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Action Research

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Master of Arts in Teaching (initial licensure)

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Jaclyn Caires-Hurley

Committee Member

Geoff Thoma



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