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Action Learning, Action Research News and Activities - December 2023

 

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Welcome to ALARA's list of Action Learning and Action Research
activities, events and information from around the world for the
Action Learning / Action Research Community.

 
 
 

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Event information is frequently changing. The information available at the time of production has been included. Please check the relevant links, as the situation for each event could change.

 

ALNAP

Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP) has released Action Learning for Frontline Humanitarians: a resource pack. The pack is for programme staff who are implementing projects, staff in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) roles who are collecting data and evaluating projects, and for team leaders or managers who work with them. Individuals, project teams or cross-organisational and inter-agency groups can all use this approach. See here for details.

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AR:R&P

Action Learning: Research and Practice

The Action Learning: Research and Practice Journal, in conjunction with International Foundation for Action Learning (IFAL), conducted the 2023 International Action Learning Conference with the theme of Action Learning and Innovation on 17-19 April 2023.

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Action Research: Global Conversations

Linnea Rademaker, the 2020-2022 chair of the action research SIG of AERA, presents podcasts about action research discussing various AR projects with their lead researchers.

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ARNA News

ARNA is holding its 2024 conference as a hybrid event at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA and online at arnawebsite.org on 7 & 8 June 2024. See here for details.

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AR Podcast

The Action Research Podcast contains many recordings of presentations and discussions with AR practitioners, with a new podcast added about each month.

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AR Plus

AR+ conducted its 2023 Community Gathering Retreat in the Italian Alps in November (9th-12th), with the theme Nourishing ourselves and the soil: Developmental and Transformational!. See the reflection on this event.

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CARN Conference

CARN-D.A.C.H. 2024 conference is in Bielefeld on 9th and 10th February, 2024. More details - see CARN's website.

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CEEMAN

The 31st CEEMAN Annual Conference was held on 20 - 22 September 2023 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, with a theme of Leadership for a Sustainable World.

See other events offered by CEEMEN here.

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Cornell University - Action Research Collaborative

The Colleges of Human Ecology (CHE) and Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) have launched the Action Research Collaborative (ARC) that supports the Lewinian tradition of bringing together researchers, practitioners, community members, and policymakers to address pressing issues in society. More information is available here. The leaders of the Action Research Collaborative (ARC), Dr Neil Lewis (CALS) and Dr Tashara M. Leak (CHE), have also released a video.

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EURAM 2023 Conference - Transforming Business for Good

The 2024 conference of EURAM (European Academy of Management) will be held at the University of Bath in the UK on 25 - 28 June 2024, with the theme of Fostering Innovation to Address Grand Challenges. See here for more information.

 

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IFAL

IFAL has conducted several events over the last few months of 2023. See here for more information.

IFAL

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ISA

International Sociological Association

The ISA held its World Congress in Melbourne Australia on 25 June to 1 July 2023. One of the large number of streams was Action-Research for Participation and Empowerment.

The next World Congress will be in Gwangju, Korea in 2027.

 

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Lowitja Institute

The Lowitja Institute has held several events over the last few months, including the 3rd International Indigenous Health & Wellbeing Conference 2023 on 14-16 June 2023.

Lowitja Institute

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Martha Farrell Awards

Martha Farrell Foundation

The 2023 Martha Farrell Awards recipients have been announced.

 

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Participatory Action Research - Feminist Trailblazers & Good Troublemakers

Patricia Maguire has commenced a second series of podcasts of in-depth conversations with feminist participatory and action research trailblazers about their successes and struggles bringing feminist values and ways of being to PAR about femist trailblazers.

See (and hear) the full list here.

PAR - Feminist Trailblazers & Good Troublemakers

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PRIA

PRIA

PRIA International Academy has several courses including Community Based Participatory Research in Environmental Health, Gender and Development Planning: Strategising Inclusivity and Doing Research with People International Perspectives on Participatory Research.

 

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World Education Research Association

The WERA Task Force Global Research in Extended Education Conference 2024 will be held on 11th to 14th September 2024, hosted by Griffith University and National Outside School Hours Services Alliance (NOSHSA. More information here.

WERA

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Book Launch: Socially Responsible Higher Education: International Perspectives on Knowledge Democracy

The UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education hosted the launch of Socially Responsible Higher Education: International Perspectives on Knowledge Democracy, co-edited by the UNESCO Co-Chairs Dr. Budd Hall and Dr. Rajesh Tandon.

This book shares the experiences of a broadly representative and globally dispersed set of writers on higher education and social responsibility, broadening perspectives on the democratisation of knowledge.

The book is open access, and the free download of the book is available here.

 

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The International Action Research Summer Camp

The 4th international Action Research Summer Camp is scheduled for June 16 to 23, 2024 (preceded by an online preparatory phase) in Austria. Applications have closed, but check to see if places are still available for the Camp. More information is available here.

 

 

 

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Transformative Research and Higher Education

Dr Azril Bacal, a member of the ALARA Global Strategic Publications Editorial Board, edited Transformative Research and Higher Education. More information is available here.

 

 

 

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Open Book Publishers: Democratising Participatory Research: Pathways to Social Justice from the South

Open Book Publishers is sharing their Open Access title: Democratising Participatory Research: Pathways to Social Justice from the South by Carmen Martinez-Vargas. More information is available here.

 

 

 

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Open Book Publishers: A Common Good Approach to Development: Collective Dynamics of Development Processes

Open Book Publishers are also sharing their Open Access title: A Common Good Approach to Development: Collective Dynamics of Development Processes by Mathias Nebel, Oscar Garza-Vázquez and Clemens Sedmak (eds). More information is available here.

 

 

 

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