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New publications on action research

Posted by Lynn, Friday, 20th February 2015 @ 12:14pm

Invitation to join new Facebook page for Practitioner-Based Researchers at AERA

Posted by Lynn, Friday, 6th February 2015 @ 4:05pm

  • New Hub for Practitioner – Based Researchers on Facebook
    You and your members are invited to join a new Facebook page for Practitioner – Based Researchers at AERA.  
    There are about 40 SIGs at AERA who fit under the umbrella of practitioner – based research. Members of our SIGs are commonly drawn to sessions presented by members from other similar and overlapping SIGs during our annual meetings. The Action Research SIG has established a new Facebook page for all of us to use. This new page allows us to build a collaborative professional community and network, where all are free to post questions, chat, share new knowledge, explore the intersections and contrasts between our work, and where we can communicate across SIG lines in a supportive and productive manner. Please encourage your members to post information about their research and professional activities to this page. Also, about SIG members and events, emerging research and/or happenings in the field, jobs, and more. Join this Participant Research community at this address: Jennifer Robins at, for more information about the page.

Call for papers for The Education Journal of Living Theories

Posted by Lynn, Friday, 6th February 2015 @ 3:59pm

  • The Educational Journal of Living Theories

    Each issue of EJOLTs carries a broad range of papers concerned with Living Educational Theory research as well as those for the theme of an issue. The theme of the June issue is, Explaining the doctoral journey: narratives of doctoral learning; submission deadline 30th March 2015. There is the opportunity for an educational-researcher thinking of submitting a paper to chat about their draft in the Community Space; (see bottom right of the page). If you have problems logging in to add a discussion thread of an account of your living-theory drop a note to and help will be provided.

ALARA conversation with Bob Dick - Scenario Planning Preparing for an unpredictable future

  • Thursday, 12th February 2015 at 5:30pm - 8pm
    Location: Moreno Collegium, 45 Clarence St Coorparoo, Australia

    See attached flyer for details and become a member of ALARA as appropriate.

Collaborative performance improvement workshop with Bob Dick

  • Thursday, 19th March 2015 (all day), Friday, 20th March 2015 (all day)
    Location: Riverglenn conference centre, Brisbane, Qld, Australia

    My first public workshop for 2015 is "collaborative performance

International Foundation for Action Learning UK Chapter, Introduction to Action Learning, 5 February London

  • Thursday, 5th February 2015 at 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Location: Tavistock Place, Central London, UK

    We are delighted to announce details of the forthcoming IFAL event being held on Thursday 5th…

New issue of ALARj published

Posted by Lynn, Thursday, 8th January 2015 @ 12:06pm

  • Greetings ALAR journal Readers:

    We are celebrating the end of 2014 with the publication of our second issue of ALARj. This issue is crammed with excellent accounts of empowerment in 2014 … in business, in intervening with gambling, in continually improving our
    practices, in doing literature reviews….

    We thank our editorial review panel members for their extraordinary
    generosity and wisdom. And we thank our contributors - congratulations.
    Remember ALARj is able to procured from INFORMIT and EBSCO if you are not an ALARA member… authors have 6 months free access to this issue.

    Please go to to access this issue. We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest.

    Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,
    Dr Susan Jane Goff
    Action Learning Action Research Association
    Phone +61(0)409139634
    Dr Susan Goff
    Managing Editor

Register for the 41st online action research program with Bob Dick

  • Monday, 9th February 2015 at 12am - 11:30pm Friday, 22nd May
    Location: Online

    Areol, action research and evaluation on line, is a free 15-week email-based course…

Second Call for ALARjournal Vol 21 Issue 1.

Posted by Lynn, Thursday, 8th January 2015 @ 10:29am

  • This issue is themed "Systems sciences and action research".  A systems
    focus is not limited to any specific field, discipline or culture, and can
    also involve multi-disciplinary works.

    The deadline for the Call is February 7th. We invite you to submit an
    abstract by this deadline, if not a completed paper. We will then be in
    touch with you to discuss your timing for submitting a paper for double
    blind peer review. The Call includes instructions regarding how to submit an
    abstract to our Open Journal System (OJS) - you can register as an author,
    then go through the process of uploading both an abstract and a paper with
    additional diagrams or other illustrations on separate pages.

    ALARj is fortunate to enjoy an esteemed international panel of AR and AL
    scholarly practitioners, so you can be assured of reviews that are grounded
    in very comprehensive understanding of our field. For this issue we are
    delighted to have two Special Guest Editors: Professor Shankar Sankaran from
    University of Technology Sydney, and Professor Debra Hammond from Sonoma
    University. Both Shankar and Debra are highly regarded systemic action

    The attached Call includes the criteria by which papers are reviewed which
    would be very useful for you to consider as you go about drafting your
    paper. We urge you to look at these criteria as they are specific to our
    field and our approach to it.

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me - and we also
    warmly encourage you to consider writing collaboratively with others.

    I look forward to hearing from you

    Kindest regards

    Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,
    Dr Susan Jane Goff
    Action Learning Action Research Association
    Phone +61(0)409139634

    ALARA call for Vol 21 Issue 1 2015-1.doc

Join the ALARA social media platforms

Posted by Lynn, Wednesday, 17th December 2014 @ 10:59am

  • ALARA is committed to supporting your action learning and/or action research practice. One way of doing this is to increase our opportunity to connect with you via Facebook and Twitter. We would welcome your AL/AR news on these forums and we will share about ALARA events and resources. The Facebook group is called Action Learning Action Research Association Inc (ALARA)  and the Twitter handle is @alaraevents  We look forward to your 'Like' and/or 'Follow'  soon and always welcome your suggestions for improving the use of these platforms.

ALARA End of Year Get Together, Brisbane, Qld, Australia

  • Wednesday, 17th December 2014 at 6:30pm
    Location: Ship Inn Hotel, Stanley St, South Brisbane (South Bank), Qld, Australia

    Dear All
    You are invited to join ALARA colleagues for a Festive get-together at the Ship…

The Action Research Network of The Americas Conference: Joint Action - Learning with and from one another

  • Thursday, 7th May 2015 at 8:30am - 5pm Sunday, 10th May
    Location: Toronto, Canada

    Details of ARNA at .

Registration deadline for ALARA 2014 National Conference 7-12 November extended to 6 November

Posted by Lynn, Monday, 13th October 2014 @ 2:27pm

  • Registrations for the ALARA 2014 Conference have been extended to 6 November. The program provides the opportunity for experiential inquiry into methodologies for participatory development of policy and programs. Day One uses Open Space Technology to discuss participants’ current projects and practices. Day Two takes a close-to-life scenario and designs action research methods through three cycles of action and reflection, with a focus on the methodological options.

    Look now to see if this is an opportunity for you to take a well earned break from your year.

    For information and bookings go to

    We hope you can come and join us.

    The Conference Team
    Ross Colliver, Susan Goff, John Molineux and
    Helena Read.

ALARA Conversation with Margaret Fletcher - Why action research works: a neuroscientific perspective?

  • Thursday, 23rd October 2014 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Moreno Collegium, 45 Clarence St Coorparoo, Australia 4151

    See ALAR.Flyer.Fletcher.Oct.2014.docx

Action Learning Workshop with Bob Dick

  • Thursday, 16th October 2014 (all day), Friday, 17th October 2014 (all day)
    Location: Brisbane, Qld Australia

    Bob Dick is offering his annual two-day "Action learning" workshop in Brisbane

New book information - Action Research, Models, Methods and Examples

Posted by Lynn, Thursday, 25th September 2014 @ 12:19pm

Call for papers for the Action Learning Action Research Association's ALAR Journal Vol 21 Issue 1 April 2015

Posted by Lynn, Monday, 15th September 2014 @ 11:50am

  • The first issue of ALARj for 2015 will be a Special Issue produced in partnership with the Action Research SIG (Special Integration Group) of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS).isss . org/world/index . php

    The International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) is among the first and oldest organizations devoted to interdisciplinary inquiry into the nature of complex systems, and remains perhaps the most broadly inclusive. The Society was initially conceived in 1954 at the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences by Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Kenneth Boulding, Ralph Gerard, and Anatol Rapoport. In collaboration with James Grier Miller, it was formally established as an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1956. Originally founded as the Society for General Systems Research, the society adopted its current name in 1988 to reflect its broadening scope.

    The ISSS is holding its 58th Meeting at George Washington University, Washington DC, July 27 to August 1, this year. The conference session that is devoted to Action Research which is calling for papers that:

    Contribute to theory as well as application of action research in communities, organisations and society.

    While the journal invites contributions from the Conference, this Call is for all contributors to our journal who have an interest in Systemic Approaches to Action Research and Action Learning. In acknowledgement of the very special opportunity for field development that this partnership Issue presents we invite you to broaden the conventions of Action Research and Action Learning in consideration of ISSS President Professor Gerald Midgley’s (2000) comment:

    I want to begin to look at if and how systemic intervention can be used to promote multi-layered participative democracy, challenging social exclusion (or marginalisation, whichever term is preferred), and provide a basis for moving towards more ecologically sustainable forms of development… let us see what we can achieve by working together (p.400)

    This special issue will be edited by our Guest Editors, Professor Debora Hammond from Sonoma University: (www . sonoma . edu/hutchins/faculty/debora-hammond . html) and Professor Shankar Sankaran of the University of Technology Sydney who is the Chair of the Action Research SIG at ISSS.

    Guidelines for Submission are below.  

    ALARA call for Vol 21 Issue 1 2015.doc

Voting in the ALARA 2014 Annual General Meeting has now closed

Posted by Lynn, Tuesday, 2nd September 2014 @ 5:32pm

  • The ALARA 2014 Annual General Meeting ended at 12pm (Midnight) on 14 September


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