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Learning for Change and Innovation World Congress 2016

The Global Centre for Work Applied Learning and ALARA (now Action Learning, Action Research Association Ltd) presented the

Learning for Change and Innovation World Congress

Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th November 2016

Adelaide, South Australia

After successful Conferences in 2013, 2014 and 2015, the Global Centre for Work-Applied Learning (GCWAL) joined with ALARA to present the 2016 Learning for Change and Innovation World Congress.

This Learning for Change and Innovation World Congress incorporated the ALARA 2016 Australasian Conference, and brought together the distinctiveness of both GCWAL and ALARA in Action Learning and Action Research. It also extended GCWAL's theme of learning for change in the workplace to learning for change in education, health and communities, while also incorporating the vital search for innovation.

There were four streams:

  • Work-Applied Learning for Change and Innovation
  • Learning in the Health Sector
  • Learning in the Education Sector
  • Learning in Communities


Congress Presentations

Work-Applied Learning for Change and Innovation presentations were retained by GCWAL.

Keynote Presentation - Education


  • How might we Learn to ‘do’ Change? Using Action Research as a Pedagogical Approach in a Business School - G Coleman (648 Kb)
  • World Café – How can Social Media Enhance Education Action Research Networks? - M Redman-MacLaren & C Bradley (225 Kb)
  • Determining Quality in Action Research Projects: the Evolution of Interpretive Framework and Innovation Rubric - G Blackberry, J Kearney & M Glenn
  • Educator Development, Change and Innovation: TAFE Queensland Making Great Happen - C Hong, V Uhlmann and A Daniel (730 Kb)
  • A School’s Own Adaptation of Action Learning - B Mehorter
  • Action Research as a Teaching Method in an M.Ed course to Foster Environmental Citizenship - N Avriel-Avni and D Gan (1.06 Mb)
  • Learning in Complexity - M Butcher
  • Safe Failing: Cross-Discipline Simulation across Built Environment Disciplines - W Soontiens, K Do & F Mancini (1.33 Mb)
  • Learning Partnerships: Fostering STEM Innovation at School and University - M Langdon (479 Kb)
  • Exploring Arts-Based Inquiry to Enhance First-, Second-, and Third-person Action Research: a Workshop - M Redman-MacLaren (180 Kb)
  • Innovation in Learning through Experience and Authenticity - D Lamb (834 Kb)
  • View of Action Research Based Education and Research Program Development from a Cognitive Science Perspective – Developmental Perspective - J Tuovinen (969 Kb)

Community / Health

  • “Bininj to Bininj”: Supporting Sustainable Pathways into Higher Education through the Engagement of Aboriginal researchers in Australia - M Olcay, D Yibarbuk & S Namundja (449 Kb)
  • Participatory Action Research for Long-Term-Social-Ecological-Research platforms - N Avriel-Avni (2.84 Mb)
  • Developing Capability using a Maturity Profile for Action Research: An International Collaboration - S Sankaran, W Rowe & P Cady (645 Kb)
  • Exploring the Benefits of Tourism Experiences for Seniors - A Hindley & M Marmion (1.61 Mb)
  • On Fire Conversations – the Next Learning Cycle - D Humphreys & P Connors
  • Communicating with RESPECT: Helping Clinicians Influence in Difficult Situations - A Rixon & H Addae (646 Kb)
  • Helping You Helping Me. Facilitating Wellbeing following Critical Incidents in Health Care - D Austin, L Smythe & J Swan (531 Kb)

Organisational Development

  • Beyond 70 20 10: Accelerating Workplace Leadership Development - G Harper (687 Kb)
  • How can an Organisation Learn its Way to Becoming ‘Sustaining’? - J McLean (743 Kb)
  • Business Action Learning Tasmania (BALT), Collaborative Action Learning for the Transition to Advanced Manufacturing - R Cother & G Cother (1.35Mb)
  • Capturing Enterprise Innovation through Work Based Learning - S Baker & M Cathcart (688 Kb)
  • Keeping the Sponsor’s Support: Maintaining Funding during an Action Research Project - C Bradley (460 Kb)