Action Research: What is a Living Educational Theory Approach to Action Research and a Human Existence?

In a living educational theory approach to action research, individuals hold their lives to account by producing explanations of their educational influences in their own learning in enquiries of the kind, 'How am I improving what I am doing?' They do this in contexts where they are seeking to live the values they use to give life meaning and purpose as fully as they can. The living educational theories of professional educators and other practitioner-researchers usually explain their educational influences in the learning of their students and can also explain their educational influences in the learning of social formations. See www.actionresearch.net/writings/livtheory.html.

For tutors and action researchers on masters degree programmes interested in classroom research and action reflection see Action planning in improving practice and in generating educational knowledge See also the Master's Writings.

For beginning action researchers interested in action methods see Jean McNiff's Action research for professional development: Concise advice for new action researchers a celebration of 21 years of collaboration with Jack Whitehead.

For practitioners interested in continuing professional development Programmes (CPD) see Living Values, Improving Practice Co-operatively: An Action Research Project

For supervisors and action researchers on doctoral programmes interested in research methodologies see Doctoral Writings and the doctoral and masters supervisions and references at http://www.actionresearch.net/arsup.shtml.

For other Action Research see these writings

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The Educational Journal Of Living Theories.

Whitehead, J. & Delong J. (2014) Self-study contributions to a history of S-STEP, A presentation at the 2014 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, 4th April, 2014.

Whitehead, J. (2014) How does the constraining power of education researchers influence the emergence of educational knowledge and theory? A presentation at the 2014 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, 6th April, 2014 at a session of the Philosophical Studies in Education SIG on Educational Responses to Epistemological Issues

Programme for British Council sponsored workshop, 11-14 November 2013 in Podgorica, Montenegro, lead by Jack Whitehead on 'Using action research with living educational theories to improve practice and to generate knowledge'.

Powerpoint slides for Dr. Jacqueline Delong's presentation at Japan's Women's University on the 9th November 2013, on 'Lesson Improvement and School Reform through Action Research in Canada.'

Text to support the Powerpoint slides for Dr. Jacqueline Delong's presentation at Japan's Women's University on the 9th November 2013, on 'Lesson Improvement and School Reform through Action Research in Canada.' .

Papers presented at BERA 2013, Jack Whitehead, Je Kan Adler-Collins and Marie Huxtable

Researching Our Own Practice. Colloquium at Liverpool Hope University 25-26 July 2013

Video of Jack Whitehead's presentation on living-educational-theories at Oranim College in Israel, on the 8th July 2013

Video of Jack Whitehead's presentation on multi-media narratives at Oranim College in Israel, on the 8th July 2013

Jack Whitehead's notes for his keynote presentation on "Research and Practice" to the 6th International Conference on Teacher Education, in Israel, on the 4th July 2013, with a 23:35 minute video of his presentation

40:57 minute video of Jack Whitehead’s keynote on action research and living-theory on 30 June 2013, to a Microsoft sponsored seminar organised by HOPE (Help Our People) in Mauritius

Jack Whitehead’s outline schedule, 20-24 MAY 2013, with videos for the 5 day Workshop on Action Research for Teachers, under the Project for the Promotion of Science and Mathematics Talented Teachers at the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology of the Ministry of Education of Thailand.

Jack Whitehead's notes and urls for his expert seminar presentation on "Researching one's own practice in transforming educational knowledge with values of common humanity." at Edge Hill University on the 13 May 2013, including access to his 2010 keynote at Edge Hill University to celebrate 125 years in teacher education

Workshop at the inaugural conference of the Action Research Network of the Americas on 2nd May 2013 in San Francisco on 'What could the Action Research Network of the Americas contribute to and learn from the learning of others?'

An international Round Table discussion on Creativity And Criticism In The Growth Of Educational Knowledge From Researching One’s Own Practice. at the inaugural conference of the Action Research Network of the Americas on 2nd May 2013 in San Francisco

Jacqueline Delong, Elizabeth Campbell & Jack Whitehead, with Cathy Griffin on 'How are we creating cultures of inquiry with self-studies that transcend constraints of poverty on empathetic learning? at the American Educational Research Association Conference in San Francisco on the 28th April 2013.

Elizabeth Campbell, Jacqueline Delong & Cathy Griffin, with Jack Whitehead on 'Action research transcends constraints of poverty in elementary, high school and post-graduate settings' at the American Educational Research Association Conference in San Francisco on the 29th April 2013

Call for papers for the Culture Health and Wellbeing International Conference, June 24th-26th, Bristol, UK.

Call for papers in Spanish and English for the Inaugural conference of the Action Research Network of the Americas, 1-2 May 2013 in San Francisco

Registration details for the Inaugural conference of the Action Research Network of the Americas, 1-2 May 2013 in San Francisco

The Living Theory produced by Teachers and Students as a basis for Change and Development. Notes for translation to be presented by Jack Whitehead to a conference on ‘Genuine dialogue on issues of education: Active research: teacher and student as researchers’ in the municipality of Pylaia – Hortiati, Thessaloniki, Greece, on the 26 January 2013.

Programme for above Conference in Thessaloniki 26 January 2013

Mark Potts' Living Citizenship website

Notes for a workshop presentation by Jack Whitehead at the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology, 3.45-5.15 on 7th December 2012 at the Lakeside Conference Centre, Aston University, UK with the theme Putting coaching psychology into practice: an evidence based approach.

Video of Jack Whitehead speaking at a workshop at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the 27th August 2012, with a focus on living educational theories with action research in developing African leadership in ICT for the knowledge society

What are Co-operative Schools? Frequently asked questions.

Fulfilling the Objects of the British Educational Research Association - a Symposium at BERA 4-6 September 2012 in Manchester UK, with Je Kan Adler-Collins, Nigel Harrison, Margaret Farren and Jack Whitehead

Researching To Improve Educational Practice For The Public Benefit With Living Citizenship And 5X5X5=Creativity - a Symposium at BERA 4-6 September 2012 in Manchester UK, with Penny Hay, Marie Huxtable, Steve Coombs and Mark Potts and Jack Whitehead

APEX Living Legacies: Stories creating futures. Edited by Andrew Henon, published August 2012

Details of the Practitioner-Researcher 2012-13 e-seminar on JISCmail.

Join or Leave the 2012-13 Practitioner Researcher e-seminar on JISCmail.

Archives of the Practitioner-Researcher 2012-13 e-seminar on JISCmail.

Developing An International Action Research Continuing Professional Development Project'

Virtual Learning Space for 'Living Values, Improving Practice Co-operatively: Developing An International Action Research Continuing Professional Development Project'

2011-2014 'Transformative Education/al Studies' project in South Africa

Join the 2011-2014 'Transformative Education/al Studies' project for Masters and Doctoral enquiries by clicking here

Draft of Jack Whitehead's discussant responses to the Transformative Education/al Studies Symposium at AERA 2012 in Vancouver

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The form for Joining or Leaving the Action Research Africa Network (ARAN) on JISCmail

The archives of the Action Research Africa Network (ARAN) on JISCmail

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