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:https://www.facebook.com/groups/784065658354598/. Contact Jennifer Robins at email@example.com, for more information about the page.
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; http://ejolts.org (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 firstname.lastname@example.org help will be provided.
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.
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
Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,
Dr Susan Jane Goff
Action Learning Action Research Association
Phone +61(0)409139634 email@example.com
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 twitter.com/alaraevents We look forward to your 'Like' and/or 'Follow' soon and always welcome your suggestions for improving the use of these platforms.
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.
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.