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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



Free email base action research course sponsored by ALARA

When: Mon, 03/07/2017 to Mon, 30/10/2017
Where: Web based program

Areol, Action research and evaluation on line, is a 14-session course conducted by email.  It was formerly a for-credit postgraduate course at Southern Cross University.  Now, without its examination component, it is open to all.
Areol is offered twice a year.  The next 2017 program will run from early July to late October.  You can examine an earlier and partial version of the course on the web at

Posted on Wednesday, 7 June, 2017 - 17:40

ALARA Conversation with Laura Graham - Building High Performing Teams

When: Thu, 25/05/2017
Where: 2/27 Jordan Terrace, Bowen Hills, Qld, Australia

Laura and the team at Pockets of Brilliance work with organisations to build effective, high performing teams. Having recently been introduced to the Action Learning and Action Research world Laura has begun incorporating some of the principles into her team coaching sessions.

Posted on Monday, 15 May, 2017 - 19:59

ARNA 2017 Conference 1st Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy

When: Mon, 12/06/2017 to Fri, 16/06/2017
Where: Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

This 5-day gathering will take place in historic Cartagena, Colombia from 12-16 June, 2017.  The theme will be Participation and Democratization of Knowledge: New Convergences for Reconciliation. Preliminary events and activities in various part of the world will take place beginning in December 2016. Early Bird registration closes on 15 April 2017.  For more information and registration visit

Posted on Tuesday, 28 March, 2017 - 11:33

Brisbane ALARA Conversation - A conversation with Bob Dick

When: Thu, 06/04/2017
Where: 2/27 Jordan Terrace, Bowen Hills, Qld, Australia

Building relationships, crafting agreement from disagreement

Though it was a hard lesson, Bob eventually learned that relationships are important. When they are sound, everything else is easier. For an educator, a facilitator, coach or change consultant, developing and maintaining good relationships provides a sound foundation for effective work.

In this conversation we’ll examine processes for building relationships and, as necessary, managing disagreement.

Posted on Monday, 27 March, 2017 - 18:01