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Presentations at AL-AR and PAR World Congress 2018

The following are confirmed presentations at the ALARA World Congress (with more to come).

Norwich 100


10th Action Learning Action Research and 14th Participatory Action Research World Congress

17 - 20 June 2018

Norwich University Northfield, Vermont, USA

The Action Learning and Action Research Legacy for Transforming Social Change

To download the official Program, click here (2 Mb). To see the presentation for any of the sessions, click on author(s) name(s) where there is a link (names are in blue font).

Keynote Speakers

Dr Hilary Bradbury The self as a space for transformative inquiry/practice: If we are not transforming then nothing else is!
Prof. Jack Whitehead The legacies of the living theories of practitioners for social transformation
Dr Mary Brydon-Miller Ethics in the context of community-based research and development
Dr Ernie Stringer Deconstructing compliance and control: The promise of action research
Her Excellency (H. E.) Professor Hassana Alidou, Ambassador of the Republic of Niger Using action research to improve adult learning and promote quality development programs

Action Learning, Action Research Experiences of Individuals

Bradbury Liberating relational inquiry and practice: Transforming sensitive power relationships in our action researching (Workshop)
Cornelissen Building natural connections (Workshop)
Delong, Whitehead & Huxtable Where do we go from here in contributing to ‘The Action Learning and Action Research Legacy for Transforming Social Change?’ (Workshop)
Goessling, Selvaraj, Fritz & Brooks (1.1 Mb) Community-based education and the fight for educational justice: Uncovering tensions and possibilities through a living curriculum (Interactive paper presentation)
McBride, Giguère & MacLeod The transformative possibilities of literary métissage in building a learning community for social change (Workshop)
Wamba Multiple “Is”: Positionality, reflexivity and intersectionality in fieldwork (Interactive paper presentation)

Action Learning, Action Research Experiences of Professionals

Clausen & Black Struggles and triumphs of creating an action research community: A Canadian example (Interactive paper presentation)
Friedman, Gray, Ortiz Aragón & Brydon-Miller From doing action research to writing about action research (Workshop)
Jordan & Wood Indigenising PAR: Decolonisation, austerity and the politics of research (Interactive paper presentation)
Koh & Wong Developing a functional framework to teach and learn science at the three conceptual levels of understanding: An action research approach (Interactive paper presentation)
Su Using action research to develop an approach that uses nets to teach the concept of surface area on solids (Interactive paper presentation)
Vaughan (600 Kb) “The transformative potential of action research:” Examining the perception shifts of doctoral students through action research coursework (Interactive paper presentation)
Wright & Shiner Can We Talk? Challenges with Procurement and Collaboration - Emerging Perspectives on Theory and Practice (Interactive paper presentation)

Action Learning, Action Research for Communities’ Developments

Carey Post-secondary correctional education program usefulness of ex-offenders’ participation: A utilization-focused evaluative case study used with participatory action research framework (Interactive paper presentation)
Tetteh Virtual Interactive Action Learning Circles’ Model: A Usability Framework for Facilitating E-Focus Group Data Generation Process in Community-Based Participatory Research (Workshop)

Action Learning, Action Research for Organizational Advancements

Austin, Ferkins, Swann & Smythe (1.1 Mb) Mobilising health professionals’ practical knowing for organisational advancement in the aftermath of critical incidents – change through action research (Interactive paper presentation)
Coleman, Bolton, Norgate & King In search of communicative space: exploring the work of specialist organisational development and design staff in the UK Civil Service (Interactive paper presentation)
Friedman, Simonovich, Bitar & Sykes Action research for reshaping the space of encounter between Jewish and Arab students (Interactive paper presentation)
Molineux, Fraser & Willetts The flourishing of school principals: An action research study (Interactive paper presentation)
Molineux Insider action research – undertaking an action research change project in your own organisation (Workshop)
Mots’elisi & Venter Social inclusive learning strategies: Towards reciprocal holistic learning and development through engagement in community-higher education partnerships (Interactive paper presentation and poster presentation)
Nakonechnyi & Allen (1.18 Mb) Using Participatory Action Research to Engage and Retain Students in Higher Education: It's the People that Matter (Symposium)
Ottah (Poster - 300 Kb) Supportive systems techniques used in process management for nontraditional leadership development of nonprofit aspiring executives’ capacity building: Exploratory-interpretive case study (Workshop)
Sassaman Blockchain technology implications in facilitating an end of identity theft for organizational advancement: Using systems thinking approach in action research (Workshop)
Sigle (2.35 Mb) Enhancing public service excellence via participatory action research: Leading at the intersection of social capital and public value (Workshop) plus handout (174 kb)
Wood The ethical implications of community-based research: rethinking current review board requirements (Workshop)

Action Learning, Action Research for Global Initiatives

Demerew (489 Kb) Modernist and post-modernist system thinking implications: A learning history inquiry into social system movements, education philosophy, and development ethics (Interactive paper presentation)
Lancaster & Givens PAR, Peacebuilding, and Cognitive Justice (Interactive paper presentation)
Williams Learning history inquiry into national defense policy: Using soft systems thinking to assess the impact of militarization upon egalitarianism (Interactive paper presentation)


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