Intro: I am Jack Whitehead, a visiting fellow at the University of Bath and a Professor at Liverpool Hope University in the UK. I currently chair the Education and Learning Virtual Learning Stream for the 8th World Congress of the Action Learning Action Research Association. My action research has focused on bringing the embodied knowledge of professionals into the Academy for legitimation as contributions to knowledge. An original idea from my 36 year research programme at the University of Bath is that each individual can create their own living educational theory as an explanation for their educational influence in their own learning, the learning of others and the learning of the social formations in which we live and work.
In-sites: You can access my web-site on action research at http://www.actionresearch.net . On this site you will find living theory doctorates, masters dissertations and master’s unit writings. You can also access and join the on-going practitioner-researcher e-seminar which I am hoping to maintain for at least the next 20 years.
Remarkable Resources: I’ve accepted an invitation to Chair the Education and Learning Virtual Networking Stream of the 8th World Congress of the Action Learning Action Research Association and you can join this forum, post details of your action research and respond to other postings from the What’s New Section.
Coming Conferences: The 7th Action Research Conference at the University of San Diego on the 14th and 15th May and it may be that you could come to this.
A workshop organised by the Action Research Unit of Nelson Mandela University it taking place in South Africa on the 19/20 August 2010.