"I believe Action Research is better represented through the metaphor a spiral of steps (Lewin, 1946) compared to its well-known cycle of Plan-Act-Observe-Reflect. Our understanding of our practice doesn’t go round and round, it gets bigger and bigger. After the first round of Action Research we don’t go back toplanning again we move onto planning again.
There’s an important difference between the notions of “a problem” and “to problematize”. Action Research isn’t a problem solving mode of practice. You don’t look for things that are going wrong and try to set them right through research. You can look at something that’s going really well and see how to build on it. You can look at something non-descript that exists and try to make it come alive."