For the Monday group and an invitation to colleagues:

 

5.00-7.00 1WN 3.8, 13/02/06

 

News from the week includes Moira's return to China (today) and Eleanor's intention to submit her thesis on Love at Work on the 17th Feb. I'm hoping to be able to put Maggie's thesis in the living theory section of actionresearch.net in early March. Je Kan is responding to server failures in his e-assessment of student progress at Fukuoka University and will let us know if these have been resolved in a rescheduling of the e-assessments.  Alan, William, Shaun, Marian and Yaqub will all be contributing to the international conference on the nature of addiction in the Assembly Rooms Bath, 19th-21st April 2006. You can access the programme at:

 

http://www.unhookedthinking.com/

 

and the advisory board at:

 

http://www.unhookedthinking.com/aboutus.cfm

 

Visitors joining this Monday evening's conversation from Akershus University College, Norway, wish to explore possibilities for the development of an action research doctoral programme at their College. They include:

 

Gerd Astrid Kvernmo, Grete Haaland Sund, Hilde Hiim, Haege Nore, Icara Holmesland, Jan Staalhane, Jorunn Dahlback, Tove Berg, Trond Smistad, Knut Alfred Myren, Sigrid Gjotterud.

 

(A great opportunity to introduce Alan's ideas on Inclusionality from: http://www.bath.ac.uk/~bssadmr/inclusionality/ and Yaqub's ideas on postcolonial theory from http://www.rac.ac.uk/~paul_murray/default.htm )

 

Jean, Joan and Jack are organising action research workshops in South Africa on the 27th and 28th February and on the 2nd and 3rd March. Details can be accessed from the What's New section of http://www.actionresearch.net . From the What's New section you can also access the conference flyer with registration details and guidelines for

the submission of proposals for the Practitioner-Research Conference at St. Mary's College, Twickenham, on the 13th & 14th July. Joan and Jack are giving keynotes and it would be good to see as many of us there as can

make it.

 

Marie has continued with her educational nudges and a recent outcome can be seen in a gathering on Saturday the 11th March, in the Department of Education, for Practitioner Researchers. See http://www.jackwhitehead.com/monday/110306.htm .

 

Any more of your news to keep us up to date do e-mail it in.

 

Love Jack.