Well, I think that something is not so clear is about participation in action research. I mean, I see different authors defining action research and stating the only teachers should do it. But what about university researchers? Aren't they important to the process to help teachers with theory and reflection? To what extent should be all the participants be involved? Who sets the rules and roles?
I think the best way to increase my understanding is by reading more articles about it.
I believe that action research will help me learn more about how can I be a good researcher, how can I listen to other people, if I can help other teachers to improve their practice and to help my school by showing how project-based learning can provide students with a great opportunity to experience meaningful learning. If I can work collaboratively with a few teachers maybe the others will see the change and start to think about it. Also, by collecting data and writing a dissertation based on Applied Linguistics findings I think I can achieve other teachers as well.