We invite you to join us for a special NEARImeet with Dr. Jack Whitehead, on the 16th January 2016 from 10.00 to 14.45 in An Tearmann, the Interfaith Centre in the Glasnevin Campus of Dublin City University.
Our topic for discussion is The inclusivity of research methods: embracing messy methods. Please feel free to bring your own ideas and work, and to share these as appropriate during the discussions on the day.
We will be joined by Dr. Jack Whitehead (www.actionresearch.net) who is a Visiting Professor of Education at the University of Cumbria in the UK and a former President of the British Educational Research Association. His original practitioner-research includes the idea that we can all create our own living-educational-theories as we ask, research and answer our question, ‘How do I improve what I am doing?’ A living-educational-theory is an explanation of our educational influences in our own learning, in the learning of others and in the learning of the social formations that influence our practice and understandings.
In his presentation he will explain why the teacher-research of NEARI colleagues is leading the way in enhancing professionalism in education and improving student learning. To support his presentation he will draw on the freely accessible issues of the Educational Journal of Living Theories (EJOLTS) at http://ejolts.net and the contents of the January 2016 issue of Gifted Education International at http://www.actionresearch.net/writings/gei2015/geicontents2016.pdf .
If you can join us, please e-mail Pip Ferguson on firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 10th January to reserve a place.