Invitation to Network of Educational Action Research Ireland meeting (NEARI) 23 April, NUIG, Galway

Would you like to join us for the next meeting of the Network for Educational Action Research in Ireland (NEARI)? You can see some of our ideas here at our blog.
Share in this opportunity to meet up and network with other action researchers in Nun’s Island, National University of Galway (map attached)
From 10.30 to 14.30 on 23rd April.

This network is for everyone interested in any aspect of action research / reflective practice. We are an independent, non-profit organisation and our members are a cross sectoral group of teachers and educators.

Our theme for this meeting is Sharing Action Research with Others.

We invite anyone who wishes to do so, to give a short talk or presentation (possibly 5 mins). This could be about on your action research or on the theme of the day, or you may wish to share a reading from the literature that inspired you. Please let Pip Ferguson know (, and we can tweak our schedule accordingly.
Feel free to share this advert with anyone you know who may be interested in any aspect of action research, critical reflection and improving practice.

Please email Pip Ferguson on by 5pm on 8th April to reserve a seat. (Places limited)

What you may expect to do on the day
10.30 Meet and greet with tea/coffee
10.45 Group introduction
11.00 Communicating action research to others: A discussion led by Máire Ní Riordáin.
12.00 Round Robin: Sharing our Research Stories. Round Robin process will be started by a short presentation by Jane O’Connell..Each presentation will be followed by open discussion
13.00 Light lunch
13.30 Making NEARI work for you – discussion of our 3-Year Plan and planning meetings for 2016 to 2017.
14.00 Sharing expertise – SKYPE, Padlet, NEARI Group Mail, Twitter, Upcoming events
14.30 Conclusion and thanks

The NEARI meeting on the 23rd April will take place in the Science Teaching Centre (STC) Room in our Education Building in Nun’s Island. This building is located off the main NUIG campus. We are located to the right hand side of St. Joseph’s College (The Bish) – please see which is very near the Cathedral. If stuck, ask anyone for directions to the The Bish and you will get to the right place! It is best to park in the Cathedral car park (€4 for the day) and we are a 3 minute walk from there. Alternatively, The Bish is usually open for parking also on a Saturday at a cost of €1.50 per hour.

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