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June 2022 - Supporting the Teaching of Action Research (STAR) Newsletter: Education and Democracy

Published in English and Spanish

Recently Lonnie Rowell was our featured speaker and chat moderator focused on Knowledge Democracy and Action Research. It was an engaging Chat that led us to focus this month's June 2022 newsletter on the same topic. In this edition, you will find three articles:

  1. Action Research, Civic Literacy, and Democracy: An Opinion by Lonnie Rowell.

  2. Knowledge Democracy: A Participatory Action Research Students' Reflections by Matthew Moors.

  3. Action Research Communities for language teachers in Yerevan, Armenia by Sona Hakobayan, Christine Lechner & Renata Zanin

Upcoming conferences include the annual ARNA Conference in Cedar City, Utah and resources spotlight an article co-authored by STARc and published by Social Publishers Foundation.


STAR-C Newsletter

November 2021 - Supporting the Teaching of Action Research (STAR) Newsletter

Published in English and Spanish

The Fall 2021 STAR-C Newsletter features four articles highlighting international perspectives related to supporting the teaching of action research.

This edition features four articles whose authors investigated the current literature that supports action research approaches to teaching, learning, and researching, particularly during a global pandemic. We additionally share our best thinking and strategies that have supported both our own action research projects and our teaching of action research during the private and public facility closures that occurred during the pandemic. Here is a listing of the articles:

Action Research Communities for Language Learners: Training and Consultancy Programme for Action Research Communities for Language Teachers
Angela Gallagher-Brett (UK), Larisa Kasumagić-Kafedžić (Bosnia- Herzogovina), Christine Lechner (Austria), Tita Mihiau (Romania), Brynhildur Anna Ragnarsdottír (Iceland)


Tools for Navigating Action Research Challenges and Adaptive Change: Growth Mindset, Question Thinking, and Pause Practices
Linda Purrington


Three Strategies to Support the Teaching of Action Research During a Global Pandemic
Teri Marco


A Mindfulness Action Research Proposal Considering Teachers Emotional Intelligence Under the COVID-19 Pandemic
By Geitza Rebolledo

Past Editions

November 2020 - Action Research and a Pandemic

Published in English and Spanish

The Fall 2020 STAR-C Newsletter features eight articles highlighting international perspectives related to supporting the teaching of action research during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Supporting Student Learning Online: One Professor’s Story of Transitions and Lessons Learned
    Linda Purrington

  • Peru - We Didn't Know How to Handle a Pandemic
    Carlos Chiu

  • Reflecting from an Action Research Perspective on Remote Education Praxis under Pandemic Circumstances in Venezuela.
    Geitza Rebolledo Márquez

  • Online Learning in the Shadow of a Worldwide Pandemic
    Margaret Riel

  • Exploring How Teaching Action Research Has Been Altered During the Current Pandemic
    Ronald D. Morgan

  • COVID-19 Effects on Teaching Educational Action Research in Europe
    Christine Lechner

  • Spanish Flu to COVID-19: a 100-Year Women's Narrative in America
    Teri Marcos

  • Reflections on Covid-19 and Education in Mexico
    Laura Irene Dino Morales

And more...


May 2020 - Learning Circles

Our third newsletter features three articles focused around Learning Circle approaches to teaching, learning, and researching. Learning circles provide a collaborative structure for group work with distributed leadership.

  • Action Researchers’ Collaboration through Learning Circles
    Margaret Riel

  • Learning Circle Norms for Collaboration
    Linda Purrington

  • Learning Circle Logs for Reflection
    Teri Marcos

And much more...

Published in English and Spanish


November 2019 Coaching Mindset and Project Ideas

The second STAR-C newsletter features three articles that are closely related around coaching, mindset, and action research project ideation.

  • Spiral Learning Model -Support of evidence based coaching
    Ferdi Serim.

  • Developing the central question for guiding action research study
    Linda Purrington

  • Golden is the Topic and Research Question: A 5-Step Process for Applied Culminating Project Ideation
    Teri Marco

And much more....

Published in English and Spanish.


May, 2019 : Challenges in Teaching Action Research

Our first STAR-C Newsletter contains issues to consider when structuring action research programs as well as strategies and resources for teaching or learning more about action research.

  • What does it mean to do collaborative action research? Margaret Riel

  • Fostering Student Engagement and Inclusive Communities in Online Learning Environments
    Linda Purrington

  • Assisting Action Researchers to Design a Problem of Practice.
    Teri Marcos and Clotilde Lomeli Agruel

And much more....

Published in English and Spanish.