"To know is not enough," or is it?

Schedule Information:
Scheduled Time: Sat, Apr 14 - 10:35am - 12:05pm  Building/Room: Marriott Pinnacle, Fourth Level - Ambleside
Title Displayed in Event Calendar: “To Know Is Not Enough”: Action Research as the Core of Educational Research
Session Participants:
To Know Is Not Enough, or Is It?  (Paper attached on this page below jwaera12....)
Jack Whitehead (Liverpool Hope University)
Unlearning what you know: A narrative analysis of university and school teacher reflective journals
Patricia Thomson (University of Nottingham)
Whose knowledge, Which scope of action? Reflections on Teacher Action Research in Australia
Marie T. Brennan (Victoria University)
Ethics, Caring, and Power: Grounding Our Work in Theory and Practice
Susan E. Noffke (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Discussant: Gary L. Anderson (New York University) gary.anderson@nyu.edu
Chair: Susan E. Noffke (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) s-noffke@illinois.edu
Each of the papers engages with a different aspect of the meaning of knowledge and connects that conception with implications for action. Paper 1 addresses the specific kind of theory generated with the research is directed towards improvement, rather than knowledge generation alone. Paper 2 highlights knowledge as a social practice – the action often requires a form of “unlearning”. Paper 3 focuses on the constraints of the neo-liberal political context on social justice action. Paper 4 argues that knowledge capable of generating more just practice requires an ethics that acknowledges power relations. Taken together, these papers invite participants into discussion of the ways in which in which action research can address educational issues in the national and global context.
Margaret Riel,
May 7, 2012, 10:48 PM