For the Monday group and an invitation to colleagues:
5.00-7.00 1WN 3.8 Monday 2 April 2007 (Note – this Monday we are back in 3.8)
After we have caught up with each others' news from the week I'm hoping that we can focus on catching up with Marian's news and thoughts from her post-doctoral enquiries.
The very good news from Jane is that the INTO proposal to privatise the language provision for International Students at Oxford Brookes has been rejected. Jane is now off to Hawaii for a few weeks to concentrate on the final phase of her doctoral writings. Erica is working on guidelines for supervising masters degree programmes. Alan is giving a lecture to the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute on the 11th April on: Inclusionality, Space and Flowerform: The Evolutionary Neighbourhood of Plants.
I've got some new multi-media work to demonstrate the use of the Apple-Mac applications of i-DVD and i-Movie for the generation of visual narratives.
Let's also review my claim that there is evidence from practitioner-researchers that they have created a new epistemology for educational knowledge as Donald Schon said that it would be created, from action research.
Here are our presentations for Chicago during AERA week, together with presentations for Invisible College and the International Conference for Teacher Research. Margaret's and Yvonne's presentation for AERA needs adding to the list and I'll do this as soon as I get the url.
1) Sunday 8th April - Invisible College for Research on Teaching 2007.
Chicago's Hyatt Regency in Grand Ballroom 3.
A New Epistemology For Educational Knowledge. Margaret Farren, Dublin City University; Yvonne Crotty, Dublin City University; Jean McNiff, St Mary's University College; Jack Whitehead, University of Bath
This session focuses on the new epistemology for educational knowledge in the published research of the discussion leaders. This includes McNiff's 'My Story is my Living Educational Theory, Whitehead's account at http://www.jackwhitehead.com/aera07/jwaera07.htm and Farren 's and Crotty's work from http://webpages.dcu.ie/~farrenm/publications.html
2) Tuesday 10th April – AERA.
Can Practitioner-Research Deliver Educational Quality? Opportunities And Dilemmas In Teacher Education From Across the Pond. Joan Whitehead. Retrieved 20 March 2007 from http://www.jackwhitehead.com/aera07/joanaera07.pdf
3) Tuesday 10th April – AERA
Realising the potentials of educational action research for renewable cultural transformation. Jean McNiff. Retrieved 30 March 2007 from
4) Friday 13th April – AERA
Researching Contributions to the Creation of a World of Educational Quality
Jack Whitehead and Joan Whitehead, Retrieved 20 March 2007 from http://www.jackwhitehead.com/aera07/jwjwaera07.pdf
5) Friday 13th April – AERA
Creating a World of Educational Quality through Living Educational Theories.
Jack Whitehead. Retrieved 20 March 2007 from http://www.jackwhitehead.com/aera07/jwaera07.htm
6) Friday 13th April – AERA
'Action Research: Participating, Transforming, and Creating'. Jean McNiff, Retrieved 30 March 2007 from
7) Friday 13 April – International Conference of Teacher Research (ICTR), National-Louis University, Chicago.
A living theory approach to educational policy formation, implementation and evaluation: forming and sustaining a culture of inquiry for teacher and pupil researchers as leaders of learning in a School Board. Jacqueline Delong and Jack Whitehead. Available on 3 April 2007 from http://www.jackwhitehead.com/ictr05/jdjwictr260307.htm
8) Saturday 14 April. ICTR - Whole conference presentation.
Setting new standards: explaining how we exercise our educational leadership for sustainable social transformation. Jean McNiff, Jacqueline Delong, Margaret Farren and Jack Whitehead. The successful proposal for this session can be viewed at http://www.jackwhitehead.com/ictr05/jmjwmfycICTR07prop.htm (with Jacqueline replacing Yvonne)
Looking forward very much to continuing our conversations on MONDAY THE 16TH APRIL. Any more news to share do e-mail it in.