Action Learning, Action Research News and Activities - September 2021






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.


Action Research: Global Conversations

Linnea Rademaker, the 2020-2022 chair of the action research SIG of AERA, presents podcasts. In this one, she interviews Patricia Maguire discussing "feminisms" and participatory action research.

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ARNA is holding its 2022 Conference in Cedar City, Utah, USA. See the conference announcement here.

ARNA has produced the Star Newsletter - Supporting the Teaching of Action Research. See here for the latest issue.

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Patricia Maguire has recorded a podcast - Feminisms and Action Research. Details are available here.

AR Podcast

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AR+ commenced an AMICABLE coLAB online on June 24, 2021, and then August, November and January 2022. Details are available here.

You can also see snippets from the eCORetreat Gathering 2021 here.

The Action Research Journal has a new call for papers on ART and poverty. Get an early start. Papers are due March 2022.

AR+ have also information about - actually a plea for - action research assistance from a group in UK - a small team of three health professionals and a project lead working on a pilot project in Brighton that starts on 1st October are looking for an AR Graduate or Student.

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CARN Conference

CARN is holding the CARN Conference in Dundee on 2nd - 10th October, 2021 as a local and online event. More details - see CARN's website.

CARN Praxis

CARN has launched a new publishing opportunity - a rich and collaborative space for voices to be heard more publicly, where we can share and celebrate the rich potential of action research in supporting authentic and relevant practice-learning. See here for more informaiton.

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International Management Teachers Academy

The International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies has scheduled the next International Management Teachers Academy in June 2022 in beautiful Bled, Slovenia. Please see here for more information.

CEEMEN Annual Conference Science and Management: An Alliance to Solve Global Challenges

The 2021 CEEMAN Annual Conference is scheduled for 22-24 September 2021 in Trieste, Italy, and is avaialble in person or online. More details here.

See other events offered by CEEMEN here.

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EURAM 2022 Conference - Leading Digital Transformation

The 2022 conference of EURAM (European Academy of Management) is scheduled for 15-17 June 2022. More information is available here.

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IFAL held a Cafe IFAL: Practitioners Workshop event on 21 July, and are planning an event on 22 September with presenter Dr Rosetta Pillay - more details to come. More information, and details about joining IFAL are available here.

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Lowitja Institute are promoting the Aboriginal Health Conference in Perth on 20 and 21 November 2021, and the Indigenous Wellbeing Conference on 7 and 8 October 2021.

Lowitja Institute

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PRIA Online Courses

PRIA International Academy is offering several online and blended learning courses. These courses include Gender and Development Planning: Strategizing Inclusivity, a six-week course commencing on 31 August 2021. See the online courses here.

PRIA is approaching its 40th anniversery, and is co-convening a Samvad – Conversation on Re-designing Civil Society Eco-System: From Local to Global on 15 September 2021 between 5.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. IST. See here for more information.


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Martha Farrell Foundation

No current news.

Martha Farrell Awards

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WERA 2020+1 Virtual Focal Meeting

The World Education Research Association (WERA) held the WERA Focal Meeting as a Virtual Meeting from 7-9 July 2021. More information is available here. There was also several pre-conference workshops.

WERA has announced their 2022 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California on 22 - 25 April, with call for submissions now open. See here for more details.

WERA has also announced the HKERA-APERA International Conference 2021 with a theme of Connectivity, Inclusivity and Sustainability: Generating Changes and Creating Impacts, which will be held virtually on December 9th - 11th, 2021. See here for more details.

WERA Mentoring Programme

The WERA Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Network (DEC) provides doctoral and early career scholars with an opportunity to network with and meet each other. As a part of this effort, WERA aims to develop an innovative, online-based Mentorship Programme, that links senior scholars and postdoctoral educational researchers who share a common research interest. Find out more about the Programme here.


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SPARC Participatory Research Courses

SPARC (Swedish Participatory Action Research Community) and Mälardalen University are offering two Participatory Research courses online over four course days over six months, commencing 19 April.

More information is available here for Participatory Research I and Participatory Research II - Scientific and practical paradigms for knowledge development and change.



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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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Publications' Special Issues

The International Journal of Managing Projects in Business is published by Emerald. It is a Quartile 1 journal in Scimagio with a H Index of 29, an impact factor 1.989 and Scopus CiteScore of 3.9. It is the third ranked journal in project management.

The Journal is inviting, for a special issue, for papers using action research including its variants such as engaged scholarship, action design research, collaborative research, participatory action research, design science research, with submissions due in September 2021.

Guest Editors are Per Svejvig, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, Shankar Sankaran, University of Technology Sydney, Australia and Erik Lindhult, Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden.

Details about the call for papers are available here.


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Canadian Journal of Action Research Call for Papers

The CJAR is planning two special issues:



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