Action Learning, Action Research News and Activities - June 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.


ARNA has just conducted their conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico as a virtual event over four days - 2, 3,10 and 17 June 2021. We are waiting to hear about the event. See the conference site 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+ are holding an AMICABLE coLAB commencing on June 24, 2021 online, and then August, November and January 2022. Details are available here.

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

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CARN Conference

Due to COVID-19, CARN has postponed the Dundee CARN Conference to 1st - 3rd October, 2021. 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 rescheduled the International Management Teachers Academy to June 2021 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. More details here.

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EURAM 2021 Conference - Reshaping capitalism for a sustainable world

The 2021 conference of EURAM (European Academy of Management) was planned to be held in Montreal Canada but has been organised as an online event on 16-18 June 2021. More information is available here.

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Waiting on news of the next IFAL event. More information, and details about joining IFAL are available here.

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PRIA Online Courses

PRIA International Academy is offering several online and blended learning courses. These courses include Measuring Development: Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment, a 6-six week course commencing on 10 May 2021, and Environmental Health and Community Based Participatory Research a 6-six week course commencing on 5 June 2021. See the online courses here.


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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) is now holding the WERA Focal Meeting as a Virtual Meeting from 7-9 July 2021, with registrations now open. More information is available here.

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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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. A short proposal is required by April 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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