DEVELOPMENT OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY ENABLING TEACHERS TO BECOME RESEARCHERS IN MAHASARAKHAM UNIVERSITY DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL (SECONDARY), THAILAND
The objectives of this research were: (1) to study the current situation for research in schools; (2) to develop a professional learning community where teachers are researchers; and (3) to study the findings of the developments in research reports based on teacher collaboration, teaching innovation and learning outcomes. The research area was purposively selected as the research team in Mahasarakham University Demonstration School (Secondary) (DMSU), in the academic year 2020. The instruments consisted of a focus group, A.I.C. meeting and research forms. Frequency, percentage and content analysis were used to describe the data. The findings are as follows: (1) most of the teacher research was experimental research conducted by one person, which also shows a lack of participation. (2) It found that the six steps were as follows: 1) team building, 2) determination of solutions, 3) design of learning management, 4) observing the class, 5) data analysis and reflection and 6) reporting on classroom research. (3) There were eight research teams working together, with three people on each team. Most of the learning management innovation was based on the constructivism learning theory (5/62.50%), and learning outcomes increased after teachers participated in the learning community for the third cycle of lesson study, especially the cognitive learning outcomes.