Next meeting of Network for Educational Action Research in Ireland (NEARI)

Would you like to join us for the next meeting of the Network for Educational Action Research in Ireland?

Our theme for this meeting is ‘What counts as evidence and rigour in AR standards?’

Share in an opportunity to network and meet up with others of an ‘action researcherly’ disposition in the informal, relaxed setting of St. Patrick’s College, Thurles on 12th September from 10.30 to 14.45 (train timetable shown below).

You are invited to network with action researchers who are new to action research, as well as those who are working on action research projects along with some who are life-long action researchers. This is a cross sectoral group with participants from all levels of the education system.

The aim of the network is:

  • to contribute to the greater good and growth of educational knowledge by sharing our research stories and useful resources
  • to provide encouragement and support for action researchers in conducting rigorous and evidence based work,
  • to provide opportunities for personal and critical engagement through networking and resource sharing,
  • to link action researchers in Ireland with the broader global action research communities

Schedule for the day

10.30  11.00      Coffee/tea/biscuits

11.00 – 11.15      Formal opening, group introductions

11.15 – 11.50      Guest speaker: Pip Bruce Ferguson (DCU) plus discussion questions.

11.50 – 12. 25      Round Robin 3 minute presentations

12.25 – 13.00      Guest Speaker: Máire Ní Riordáin (NUIG) plus discussion

13.00 – 13.30    Lunch: coffee/tea/scones

13.30 – 14.00      Discussion around ‘What counts as evidence in action research?’

14.00 – 14.30      Plans and decisions for operation of NEARI group

14.30 – 14.45      Plenary and close

If you would like to join us, please e-mail Pip Ferguson on by 5pm on 4th September to reserve a place. 

How to find St Patrick’s College, Thurles

College entrance is directly opposite the Cathedral on Cathedral Street

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Train timetable (from Dublin) see

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