NEARIMeet and inaugural VPAR SIG meeting

We are delighted to announce the forthcoming meeting of the Network for Educational Action Research in Ireland (NEARIMeet) which will take place online on 24 April 2020.

The NEARIMeet will take place virtually from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm approx. Places may be booked by contacting us at .

We are also delighted to announce our participation in the new ESAI Special Interest Group.

The SIG is called Values Based Practitioner Action Research (VPAR) (see )and it will be an extension of NEARI. The SIG will be a forum for action researchers and those who teach action research. The SIG recognises, supports or promotes research that is grounded in the researcher’s values. In VPAR we encourage those interested in practitioner research to engage in dialogue and help each other to demonstrate the rigour, validity and authenticity of their research. If you would like to join the VPAR SIG, please fill in the application form or contact us at .

The first SIG meeting will take place online on 24 April 2020 at 10.00 am, alongside the Spring NEARIMeet. Contact us at to book a seat.

Meeting draft schedule:

Schedule for 24 April 2020. Theme: ACTION RESEARCH IN CHALLENGING TIMES

10.00 Welcome  
10.15 NEARI Ethical statement
10.20 Reading and theme setting by Pip Bruce Ferguson
10.30 Interactive discussion on ‘Action Research in Challenging Times’  and VPAR SIG launch by Bernie Sullivan and Caitriona McDonagh
11.00 Dialogue on reading and theme of meeting
11.20 Discussion panel with:
Jack Whitehead,
Cornelia Connolly,
Caitriona McDonagh and
Bernie Sullivan
11.45 Round Robin Input
1)    Mags Amond,
2)    Colette Saunders
12.15 Planning for next NEARI
12.30 Formal close of meeting and SIG planning


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