Teacher competence is dynamic according to
the development of science and technology. The demand
for teachers to always be creative and innovative in
developing the learning they manage. Government of
Indonesia made a policy that aims to improve the
competence of teachers in carrying out duties as an
educator in school, both competency pedagogy,
personality, social, and professional competencies.
Problems found in the field that teachers have difficulty
doing educational research and making research
reports for professional development is due to the lack
of teacher understanding of educational research
methodologies. Classroom action research workshops
are seen as effective in increasing teacher understanding
of educational research. The subjects of the study in the
implementation of this class action research workshop
were junior and senior high school teachers in Balangan
District, South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia,
totaling 14 teachers. To measure the effectiveness of
implementation in increasing teacher understanding of
educational research, pre-test and post-test were
analyzed and analyzed using N-gain score analysis.
Based on the study it can be concluded that the
classroom action research workshops given to teachers
by the methods of discussion, question and answer,
presentations, and assignments are effective in
increasing teacher understanding of classroom action
research in the medium category.
Keywords : Classroom Action Research (CAR), Teacher Competence, Teacher Research Competence.