Action Research Network Ireland

ESAI THEME CONFERENCE

Action Research and the Politics of Educational Knowledge.

The Arts and Social Sciences Building, Trinity College Dublin

27 - 28 November 1998
PROGRAMME
 

Friday evening:

 

7.00-7.30pm

Coffee and registration.

7.30p.m:

Welcome by the Vice-Provost, TCD Welcome by Sheelagh Drudy, President of ESAI.

7.45p.P.M.

Keynote speakers:

Kathleen Lynch, University College Dublin,
Emancipatory research and social change

Michael Schratz, University of Innsbruck,
Towards an architecture of learning.

Jack Whitehead, University of Bath,
Developing Research-based Professionalism through living educational theories.

Chair:

Prof. Valentine Rice, TCD

Format of evening:

Length of papers: 20 minutes per speaker, with ten minutes question and answer (30 minutes each), followed by five minutes for each response from three respondents, then open to general discussion

Respondents:

Bernadette English. Diarmuid Leonard. Sarah Cantillon.
Respondents will give critical analysis of how the keynote papers addressed current issues.

9.20pm:

Closing remarks and orientation for Saturday.
Sheelagh Drudy.

Saturday

 

9.30-9.45a.m:

Welcome, overview and invitation to maintain reflective diary.
Elizabeth Oldham, TCD.

9.45a.m. -12.15p.m

Workshops.

9.45-10.45a.m.

Session One:

Wkshp 1:

Action Research and Multiple Intelligences.
A. Fleischmann and A. Fitzgibbon. Chair: Joan Hanafin.

Wkshp 2:

Rethinking Nursing Knowledge through Action Research.
S. 0Halloran and A. Higgins.
Chair: Seamus Cowman.

Wkshp 3:

Communications and Teamwork: An Action Research Approach to organisational development in industry.
S. Cook, L. Bolger, M. Judge.
Chair: Peter McKenna.

Wkshp 4:

Empowerment and Facilitation: Action Research in Education and Training.
A. O'Keefe and D. Condron.
Chair: Gerry McNamara.

Wskhp 5:

The Potential of Technology to Support Action Research.
M. Farren, J. Whitehead, E. Tweedy.
Chair: Elizabeth Oldham.

** Coffee **

11.15a.m.-12.15p.m.

Session Two:

Wkshp 1.

School based practice
C. Lillis and S. Farrell.
Chair: Jean McNiff.

Wkshp 2:

The Potential of Technology to Support Action Research.
M. Farren, J. Whitehead, E. Tweedy.
Chair: Elizabeth Oldham.

Wkshp 3:

Problematic issues in Action Research.
J. Deegan and A. Rath.
Chair: Peter Mc Kenna.

Wkshp 4:

Teacher education and the power of dance.
T. O'Doherty, M. Cronin and S. Hogan. Chair: Diarmuid Leonard.

12.15-1.00p.m:

Panel discussion.
Invitation to share insights from reflective diary with colleagues.
Overview of issues arising from symposium.
Panel: keynote speakers.
Response: Sarah Cantillon
Chair: Jean McNiff

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