During the course of the year, educators in the R+D Cohort will use the basic action research process to give form to their inquiry. The intervention and focus will be designed by the individual cohort member whilst keeping both cutting edge teaching, learning, and Hawaiian culture in mind.
Unlike a formal action research process which requires a dissertation that includes a lengthy review of the literature, methodology, etc., our process emphasizes rapid and frequent use of the design process. As a result, it is imperative that participants document their learning journey through the year. Though the demonstration of certain pieces of the process may seem more informal, they are designed that way for applied effectiveness and to allow for maximum creativity.
The collection and curating process, though individual, will be distinctly shaped by collaboration with other cohort members. By documenting the process of the project, others will respond to individual questions, provide suggestions, and reinforcement. The project will be informed and shaped with input from the community of learners in Keala`ula. This is accomplished through the use of the Unrulr mobile app which not only creates a community of sharing around each personʻs journey and a forum to exchange ideas and feedback, but a way for educators to assess themselves and have their submissions assessed by the community of their peers.