CARN Waikato Symposium

Date / Time: 27 May 2015

The CARN Waikato Symposium: "Building Understanding: Methodological issues in Collaborative Action Research", was held at the University of Waikato this week. The programme included five key speakers who outlined their experiences with Collaborative Action Research as well as some 'scene setting' short presentations. These enlightening presentations are a 'must read' for those interested in how action research can add texture to any research project.

Symposium Presenters

Professor Terry Locke, Faculty of Education, University of Waikato - Ethical principles in the light of Investing in Educational Success (IES)

Dr Suzanne Grant, Waikato Management School, University of Waikato - Setting the Scene

Dr Gail Adams Hutchenson, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Waikato - FASS Scene Setter

Dave Snell, Research Coordinator, Wintec - Research at Wintec

Judy Bailey, Faculty of Education, University of Waikato - Resolving perceived conflict between principles of action research and simultaneously examining problematic teaching issues

Vishalache Balakrishnan (Te Hononga Curriculum and Pedagogy) and Associate Professor Lise Bird Clairborne, (Te Hononga Development and Movement) - Participatory action research (PAR) in culturally complex societies: Opportunities and Challenges

Cobus Kilan - Prophetic imagination as a critical appreciative process

Philippa Hunter, Te Hononga Curriculum and Pedagogy, University of Waikato - Problematising history pedagogy: Action Research in initial secondary teacher education

Dr Jenny Cave, Waikato Management Schhol Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of Waikato - Community-University collaborations: Collective identities and the politics of knowledge creation