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10th Annual Conference for Research in Education

Posted April 12, 2018, 10:47 AM

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We warmly invite you to join us for our 10th Annual Conference, on 27th September 2018, at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire UK.  With a focus on Social Justice in Troubling Times, it promises to be a rich and relevant conference, and provide an opportunity for people to engage and debate around this important issue.  Social Justice is a broad term, interpreted in many ways, and as such, the conference should be of interest to practitioners and scholars in many practice situations and contexts.  We also hope to produce a Special Issue of Educational Action Research which will include some of the conference papers.  Details can be found here:

The call for papers can be found here:

We would be very grateful if you could circulate this email to colleagues in your institutions, and your other networks.

Best wishes
Mary and Vicky, Conference Convenors

2018 CARN Conference

Posted March 17, 2018, 8:41 AM

Our good friends at CARN (Collaborative Actions Research Network) are hosting their annual conference from October 25 – 27 in Manchester, United Kingdom. You can learn more about this event through their website at

The Call for Contributions Deadline is May 14th, 2018.


Posted March 12, 2018, 9:28 AM

Register between March 12 and April 9, 2018 to join us in San Diego and be entered into a draw to win a brand new Apple iPad! Winner must be attending the conference and will receive their prize in San Diego.

Participatory Video Festival #1, Ghent, 8-9 May 2018

Posted March 9, 2018, 10:48 AM by Rich McPherson

Please visit the link below, a call for videos for the first edition of the Participatory Video Festival for social sciences, 8-9 May 2018 in Ghent. The Festival’s aim is to push the PV agenda and learn from the most innovative and relevant video-using trends in- and outside academia; in participatory action research, visual ethnography, visual arts, activism, advocacy work and so on.​

International Review of Qualitative Research Call for Papers

Posted Jan 4, 2018, 4:58 AM by Rich McPherson

This is a call for papers for a special issue of the journal International Review of Qualitative Research on the topic of participatory action research (PAR). We are looking for innovative papers that address a broad range of topics focusing on PAR as a research methodology, but including  controversies and ethical challenges, social justice issues, work with Indigenous peoples and other populations, PAR in different countries and contexts, and the roles of research participants. Readers of this journal come from a broad range of backgrounds as qualitative researchers and our hope here is to provide them with a sense of the multitude of ways in which PAR is being carried out to address critical problems from around the world. We ask that papers provide a definition of PAR, describe the PAR methods you use in some detail, and show how your work benefits communities and organizations. We ask that you submit a 1-2 page summary of your paper by March 31.  Invitations for submissions of full manuscripts will be sent by April 30, 2018 with final drafts due by December 31, 2018.

You can send your abstract/brief paper to Michael Kral at or Mary Brydon-Miller at

Making a Difference: Action Research and Engaged Scholarship in Projects and Innovation

Posted Nov 6, 2017, 6:40 AM by Rich McPherson

Dear members of ARNA,
We invite you to submit papers to a special track titled: Making a Difference: Action Research and Engaged Scholarship in Projects and Innovation

Making a difference with action research and engaged scholarship in projects and innovations goes hand in hand with the overall EURAM 2018 theme ‘research in action’. Action research involves close cooperation between practitioners and researchers to bring about sustainable change. Engaged scholarship has a broader perspective as a participative form of research for obtaining different perspectives of key stakeholders in studying complex problems. Action research and engaged scholarship offer a grand opportunity to address key challenges in project management in a novel and constructive way. This track calls for papers involving action research, collaborative research, design research, co-creation of knowledge and beyond.

Full papers are due by Janury 10 2018


Contact one of us for more information:
Svejvig, Per,
Sankaran, Shankar,
Lindhult, Erik,

Flipped Classroom Delphi Study Participants Wanted

Posted Oct 10, 2017, 8:50 AM by Rich McPherson

The following message is from Nathan Snyder. Please see message and links below.

Dear ARNA Community-

I am inviting you to participate in a Delphi study designed to identify the unique characteristics of the pedagogical method, flipped learning, from those who use it and advocate for its use, including secondary-level and college-level teachers. If you agree to participate, you will be asked to clarify what pedagogical attributes should be associated with flipped learning to coalesce educators’ understanding of its use.  The goal of this effort is to operationalize what is meant by flipped learning and to identify its features, through analysis of experts’ opinions, that lead to successful implementation of its use in the classroom.

If you wish to be considered as a participant, please complete the brief demographic questionnaire located at:

Below, I’ve provided more details about the time commitment and scope of the study.

Thank you for your consideration,

Nathan Snyder
Fordham University

Educational Action Research Journal Makes Call for Special Issue Submissions

Posted Sep 25, 2017, 4:58 AM by Joe Shosh

We have two exciting announcements regarding Special Issues:

First, the Editors of Educational Action Research Journal are calling for the submission of high quality manuscripts to be considered for publication in a Special Issue on Lesson Learning Studies.

Please find attached full details.

Please note:
Extended abstracts of approximately 1000 words are due on 24 October 2017.
Submit to:
Second, we are putting out a call for Special Issue on other topics.  We are asking for proposals for Special Issues on a topic of the proposed editor’s choice. If you would like to edit a Special Issue please email  your proposal which needs to include: a CV of the editor, the proposed topic and suggestions for article topics and editors.
For the latest articles in Educational Action Research Journal see:
For guidelines on manuscript submission please see:

Thanks and best wishes


Melanie Russell-Smith
Journal Editorial Administrator
Educational Action Research

School of Education
University of Nottingham
A81, Dearing Building
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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