For the Monday group and an invitation to colleagues
5.00-7.00 1WN 3.8 26/09/05
Let's start by catching up with each others' news from over the Summer
break. Jean has accepted the post of Professor of Educational Research at
St. Mary's College and is busy preparing papers for presentation during
her visits to New Zealand and South Africa in the next couple of months.
Moira arrived back safely in Guyuan just over a week ago and Je Kan should
now have landed in Japan on his way back to Fukuoka University. Last
week's presentations at BERA by Maggie, Jean, Jack and Je Kan were greatly
helped by the live access to our web-sites during the sessions, and you
will be able to access our presentations to the Symposium on Creating
Inclusional and Postcolonial Living Educational Theories, by Monday
evening from the What's New section of http://www.actionresearch.net .
Jean's and Jack's presentation on 'Teachers as educational theorists:
transforming epistemological hegemonies' will also be accessible from this
On Monday evening do let's spend some time thinking through the
implications of the archive of the BERA Practioner-researcher SIG 2005
e-seminar for the new living critical standards of judgement needed to
judge quality in practice-based research.
Pete has been working with the archive and you will talk us through the
work he has being doing at:
...... I thought it would be worth while summarising our recent
conversation, even if it reads as if I am writing to you for the first
time about my current thoughts on the BERA archive.
The archive I refer to is at
with especial interest in the e-seminar postings for June and July. You
stated the focus for contributors at the outset as an invitation:
". . . to a discussion on the contributions of our living educational
theories and our evidence of our educational influences in our own
learning and to the future of educational research . . ." with a further
invitation ". . . to let each other know where our educational theories
can be accessed and where we can see evidence of our educational
influences in our own learning, the learning of others and in the learning
and education of social formations."
I later focused this invitation within the action-enquiry question: "How
can we develop standards of judgment that help us to understand the nature
of educational theories and what counts as evidence of educational
influences in learning?"
Marie and I would also like to share our hopes for this year's
collaboration in supporting action research approaches to professional
development in BANES and beyond. If you have news to share but can't be
here, do just e-mail it in and I'll share it with the group on Monday.