Action Research

  • Action research is aligned with early childhood programming and planning cycle.
  • Action research is a tool for finding new ways to think about practice and create new knowledge.
  • Action research enables and increases understanding of what we do and why we do it.
  • Action research is a valuable approach to creating strategic change.

Recent project

Gowrie Training & Consultancy were successful in receiving funding with Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) to support an Action Research project at the Lady Gowrie Integrated Centre at South Hobart.


From August until December, 2017, the Lady Gowrie Integrated Centre educators worked with Dr Megan Gibson from the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology and several members of the Gowrie Training & Consultancy team to consider the research question: How can early childhood educators enable children to flourish in the area of physical health and well being?



This project focused on educator practice and afforded the team the opportunity to consider ways in which they approach teaching and learning to best support children’s physical development at the South Hobart Integrated Centre. Below you will find report links to the project.




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See also: The flourishing physical child


Contact us today if you would like to explore Action Research as a way of building professional learning within your context