Generating living theory and understanding in action research studies

J Whitehead

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The paper explains how individuals can generate their living theories from action research as explanations for their educational influences in learning. The epistemological significance of these explanations is explored in terms of the energy and values that are expressed in explanatory principles of learning in enquiries of the kind, 'How do I improve what I am doing?'. Limitations in the expression of the meanings of these explanatory principles through words on pages of printed text are overcome from a perspective of inclusionality and in multi-media explanations that focus on the embodied knowledges of action researchers. These explanations can be accessed through the live URLs provided in the article. Evidence that the explanations of educational influences in learning from Whitehead's educational research programme have been used by others is provided from the masters and doctoral degrees of other living theory action researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-99
Number of pages15
JournalAction Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

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inclusionality, living standards of judgment, living theory


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