SIGs

Values-based Practitioner Action Research SIG

This SIG draws on the work of Network of Educational Action Research Ireland (NEARI), a non-funded, cross-sectoral network, serving the needs of current and emerging educational action researchers.

Why join VPAR?
Practitioner researchers often have difficulty in finding a forum that recognises, supports or promotes research that is grounded in the researcher’s values. In VPAR we encourage people to engage in dialogue and help each other to demonstrate the rigour, validity and authenticity of their practitioner research.

Who will be in VPAR?
Educational action researchers, whether beginners or lifelong researchers, who would like to discuss their research and receive constructive feedback within a community of practice (Wenger-Trayner & Wenger-Trayner 2015; Glenn et al. 2017), where they will experience opportunities to reflect critically on their professional practice in a nurturing, yet challenging, environment.

How will it work?
This SIG will have face to face meetings in April, September/October and January where we will share research stories and resources and continue conversations in an online discussion forum. Meetings will be alternately in Dublin and outside the capital and will include an input from at least one international guest speaker. Delegates from the SIG will attend research conferences and report back to the SIG members and ESAI.

SIG Convenor: Caitriona McDonagh

Contact details: NEARI click here | Email info@eari.ie | Twitter @InfoNeari | Application form click here


The SIG is called Values Based Practitioner Action Research (VPAR) (see http://esai.ie/sigs-2020/ )and it will be an extension of NEARI. The SIG is forum for action researchers and those who teach action research. The SIG recognises, supports or promotes research that is grounded in the researcher’s values. In VPAR we encourage those interested in practitioner research to engage in dialogue and help each other to demonstrate the rigour, validity and authenticity of their research.

The first SIG meeting took place online on 24 April 2020 at 10.00 am, alongside the Spring NEARIMeet.

More details here.


The second VPAR SIG meeting took place Saturday 19 September 2020. 

Mary McAteer was the invited guest.

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Next VPAR SIG meeting to take place Saturday 23 January 2021 at 3.00 pm

with guest speaker  Mary Brydon-Miller

Email info@eari.ie | Twitter @InfoNeari | Application form for SIG  click here