The ARNA Conference Committee announces THEME for ARNA 2015: Joint Action – Learning with and from one another

By Eunsook Hong

Action research is most often a joint enterprise where the research question is shared amongst participant researchers. When we engage in action research, we learn with and from one another. We learn about the experiences, challenges, and contexts of others, and in turn we learn more deeply about ourselves. We are influenced by the research we engage in, and we influence that same research activity because we inquire into things we care about and into problems we want to solve.

The 2015 International Conference of the Action Research Network of the Americas will ask participants to reflect on: the relationships that we build and foster in collaborative and participatory action research: the roles we play in this work together; our relationships with one another; our shared intentions and tensions; as well as the nexus of multi-membership that is inherent in the action research process.

Action research leads to joint learning. And the ARNA 2015 conference provides an international layer to this joint learning as we broaden and deepen our understandings of the transformative power of action research globally. ARNA 2015 will provoke action researchers to consider the many layers of research collaboration and action in a collegial spirit of learning with and from one another. Please join us May 8-10, 2015!

For more information, go to the ARNA website.