Action Learning, Action Research Association Ltd (ALARA) aims to support students and educators who are engaged in collaborative and participative processes for learning and research. The resources below provide opportunities for individuals to connect and engage with fellow ALARA members, share their thoughts and reflections, and learn and connect with each other.

ALARA Australasian Conferences

ALARA runs an annual conference that aims to build knowledge amongst delegates through engagement, discussion and reflection. You will find out more on our Education - ALARA Conferences page.

Action Research and Evaluation Online Course (Areol)

ALARA sponsors a bi-annual 14 week online action research course offered by Bob Dick. This course is free and is available for students and interested individuals to engage in if they want to learn more about collaborative and participative based research methods. Find out more on our Education - Areol page.

ALARA Tertiary Education Community

An online LinkedIn discussion group has been created for students and educators, interested in action learning, action research and related approaches, to connect and learn with each other. There are opportunities for members to post new discussion topics, ask questions of other members, or join in on existing online conversations. Find out more on our Networks - Tertiary Education Community page.

ALAR Journal

Through the Action Learning and Action Research Journal (ALARj), we promote the study and practice of action learning, action research and related approaches, and action learning and action research networking on a global basis. Most years, ALARA produces two issues of the ALARj.

The ALARj contains project reports, reflections on seminars and conferences, articles related to the theory and practice of action learning, action research and related approaches, and reviews of recent publications. It aims to be highly accessible for readers, contributors and practitioners.

A subscription to ALARA can provide authors with the opportunity to be mentored or supported through the publication process. This is a great offer if you are a research student, an early career researcher or someone who would like a little extra support with the development of your research article/publication. To find out more about the ALARj, please see our Publications page.

You can find out more about joining ALARA, here.

ALARA Monograph Series

The ALARA Monograph series provides an opportunity for authors to publish quality refereed work that is more extensive than the length of a conventional paper. Authors thus are expected to present in-depth information and analysis on a topic.

The Monograph case studies will contribute to theoretical and practical understanding of AL and AR in applied settings. To find out more about the Monograph series, please see our Publications page.

Global University for Lifelong Learning (GULL)

One of ALARA's Affiliate Members is the Global University for Lifelong Learning,, which has supported the work of national and international development agencies since 2007. Find out more about GULL here.

Global Centre for Work-Applied Learning (GCWAL)

One of ALARA's Organisational Members is the Global Centre for Work-Applied Learning. ALARA has been a supporter of GCWAL's conferences, and co-hosted a World Congress on Work-Applied Learning with GCWAL in 2016. In 2020, it entered into an alliance with GCWAL to co-badge development programmes and to develop research opportunities. Learn more here.