News and Events

International Research Networks - World Education Research Association

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.

Posted on Friday, 14 December, 2018 - 09:27

Call for assistance with important ALARA Initiatives

ALARA also have a number of important initiatives for which we are seeking assistance, including:

Posted on Thursday, 6 December, 2018 - 16:56

Invitation to Facilitate an ALARA Qld Conversation

The ALARA Qld Conversation group hold regular facilitated conversation evenings in Brisbane, to promote action learning and action research.

If you are interested in facilitating/leading an action learning/action research conversation in late October or early November, or sometime in 2019, you are invited to provide a brief bio and outline of your topic area, (see attached template). 

After consultation with the Queensland group I will then be in contact with you to discuss further.

Posted on Tuesday, 9 October, 2018 - 10:49

Notice of ALARA 2018 Annual General Meeting for ALARA Inc.

Dear Member

The 2018 Annual General Meeting of ALARA Inc will be conducted as both an electronic meeting and a Zoom meeting. 

Please see the attached agenda for the meeting. Further details will be included in the information provided during the electronic meeting.

Posted on Wednesday, 22 August, 2018 - 10:00

Call for Nominations for the ALARA Management Committee for 2018-2019

The 2018 ALARA AGM will be held as both an electronic meeting and a zoom meeting. The electronic section of the meeting will commence at Midnight on Thursday 6 September and conclude at 11:59 PM on Wednesday 19 September 2018. The Zoom meeting will be held on Thursday 20 September 2018. 

Posted on Sunday, 5 August, 2018 - 22:46



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