PELAKSANAAN PROGRAM PEMBANGUNAN PROFESIONALISME BERTERUSAN SECARA DALAM TALIAN (E-PPB) MENGENAI KAJIAN TINDAKAN SEMASA PANDEMIK COVID-19
An initiative has been taken to nurture the practice of conducting action research through online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme during the COVID-19 pandemic. This programme aims to encourage educators to reflect on their pedagogical practices during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide a deeper understanding of action research as well as how to implement it. Thus, this article discusses on how e-CPD on action research was conducted to educators in Malaysia during the COVID-19 pandemic? Action research model for CPD has been employed consisting four phases namely the promotion and development of e-CPD, implementation of e-CPD, observation of e-CPD and evaluation of e-CPD. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected to describe the processes involved in conducting e-CPD related to action research. A total of 215 educators have attended the e-PPB programmes which were conducted virtually (synchronously and asynchronously). In the evaluation of e-CPD phase, the findings show that e-CPD on action research has developed professionalism among educators and helped them to reflect critically on pedagogical practices. Therefore, the researchers suggest that action research as a model for CPD should be nurtured among educators especially to address issues in education such as teaching and learning (T&L) during the COVID-19 pandemic.