The major purpose of this unit is to help students develop teacher research skills that will enable them to grow professionally. Students will develop their own research foci on the basis of the curricular or learning issues, areas of interest, or areas of concern that they identify. The unit is designed to help students experience the various phases of the action research cycle, and to develop its relevant skills. Students will be encouraged to draw upon their own experiences during class discussion, and to work cooperatively to achieve the targeted outcomes. Emphasis will be given to the utilisation of available classroom information such as formal and informal assessment data as substantial source information for their action research projects.