Our newest book Learning Communities in Educational Partnerships: Action Research as Transformation (2017) available from Bloomsbury was launched at the International Winter School 2018 in the University of Limerick recently. The International Winter School is convened by the School of Education as part of its Structured Ph.D. in Education at the University of Limerick.
We were delighted to be invited to launch our book at this exciting event by course director, Prof. Marie Parker Jenkins.
As the attendees and presenters convened, Dr. Paul Conway outlined how this was the third book written by the authors to be launched at the UL International Winter School. He gave an insightful overview of the book and extended a persuasive invitation to all in attendance to purchase a copy as he declared the book to be launched.
The fabulous cake, which looked like a large replica of Learning Communities in Educational Partnerships: Action Research as Transformation , was wheeled in. While everyone had a slice, book signing, chatting and coffee drinking took place.
When the final crumbs were dusted down, the four authors: Bernie Sullivan, Mary Roche, Caitriona McDonagh and Máirín Glenn held a symposium for the attendees in the lecture theatre. They outlined the background to their book and the story of their learning from it. They engaged the attendees in dialogue around learning communities; their structure and the key elements of a good learning community.
We authors we delighted to have our book launched at the International Winter School in UL and felt privileged to have contributed to the ongoing educational dialogue that is central to it.