News and Events

EARJ Special Issue

Special Issue title:
Critical issues in socially just action research and practice

Please send expressions of interest with extended abstracts to and by 22/04/2019.

The editors would also be very grateful if you could let them know at your earliest convenience whether you will be submitting an abstract, as this will help with their planning.

Posted on Sunday, 17 March, 2019 - 14:05

ALARA Conversations - Brisbane Group - Ron Passfield

A Conversation with Ron Passfield, Merit Solutions

Leadership in Organisations in the Digital World of Work

Date: 5:30 - 8:00 pm, 21 March 2019     Location: Yeronga Village, Yeronga Queensland
Cost: Free - sponsored by Yeronga Village Management
R.S.V.P.: Please email Wilma Schouten on wilmaschouten7[at] - More Details.

Posted on Sunday, 3 March, 2019 - 10:53

ALARA Fellows Recognised

Action Learning, Action Research Association Ltd is pleased to announce its new Fellows - a total of fifteen. These members have extensive histories in the Action Learning / Action Research community and active supporters of ALARA. Congratulations to all new Fellows.

Posted on Thursday, 28 February, 2019 - 20:51

Action Research Special Track EURAM, Lisbon, June 2019

Action research, collaborative research and participatory research - engaged scholarship in projects and innovations
Deadline for submission: 15 January 2019 - 2 pm Belgian time.

Posted on Thursday, 20 December, 2018 - 16:10

Call for WERA-IRN Proposals 2018

The World Education Research Association (WERA) invites proposals to establish International Research Networks (IRNs). The purpose of WERA-IRNs is to advance education research worldwide on specific scholarly topics. IRNs are collaborative groups of scholars working on a specific research topic primarily through virtual communication or other channels. IRNs synthesize knowledge, examine the state of research, and stimulate collaborations or otherwise identify promising directions in research areas of worldwide significance.

Posted on Thursday, 20 December, 2018 - 15:37



ALARA Conversation with Geof Hill - Using singing/cabaret to share research. Publishing Research: The performative agenda, and the role for action inquiry

When: Thu, 06/12/2018
Where: Residence Lounge, Yeronga Village, 15 Cansdale St, Yeronga, Qld 4104



All research needs to be shared so that the knowledge gleaned gets to the public and society. In our contemporary world, people are sharing research in ever creative ways and finding that sometimes the creative ways make communicating the research more effective.

Posted on Thursday, 25 October, 2018 - 09:31

A Conversation with Richard Teare Global University for Lifelong Learning

When: Thu, 20/09/2018
Where: Restaurant, Yeronga Village, 15 Cansdale St, Yeronga Qld 4104


ALARA presents
 A Conversation with Richard Teare, Global University for Lifelong Learning Can academic and community-based learning co-exist?


Posted on Thursday, 5 July, 2018 - 12:48

Brisbane Conversation - Articulating Practice Through Provenance with Dr Geof Hill and Dr Catherine Lloyd

When: Thu, 05/07/2018
Where: Residence Lounge, Yeronga Village, 15 Cansdale St, Yeronga Qld 4104

ALARA presents
 A Conversation with Dr Geof Hill and Dr Cathryn Lloyd

Articulating Practice Through Provenance 

Posted on Monday, 4 June, 2018 - 16:15

AEROL - a free 15-week online course in action research and evaluation

When: Mon, 16/07/2018 to Fri, 26/10/2018
Where: Online course

Twice a year ALARA sponsors a free 15-week online course on action research and 
evaluation.  The next program runs from mid-July to late October, with orientation 
material sent out in early July.  The course is conducted by email and facilitated by 
Bob Dick.
If you wish to subscribe to it, email Bob Dick for subscription details.  His email is
You can get a sense of the content and style of the course by accessing a much earlier 

Posted on Monday, 4 June, 2018 - 16:10

ALARA - A Conversation with Ian Plowman 'Evolutionary Psychology as a Lens to Understand Our World'

When: Thu, 21/06/2018
Where: Residence Lounge, Yeronga Village, 15 Cansdale St, Yeronga Qld, Australia 4104

Abstract:Evolutionary psychology provides a valuable lens for understanding certain aspects of the world.  Topics that EP has something to say about include sibling differences, human motives, academic performance, occupational role choices, creativity, innovation, organizational dysfunction, and the changing fabric of society including the decline of science, declining sensitivity to the environment, increased interest in women’s sport, narcissism, bullying, domestic violence, increases in anxiety, to name a few.  

Posted on Wednesday, 16 May, 2018 - 13:21