Throughout my current research, I intend to follow principles of Action Research. What does that mean?
I’ll try to synthesise my understanding of AR by focusing on a few main characteristics.
I previously mentioned in passing that I have started working on a PhD research program.
My old self (or younger self, depending on how you look at the arrow of time), back when I received my previous degree about a decade ago, would have likely been quite incredulous and perhaps even appalled to learn that I would eventually decide to go back to that manipulative institution, that radical monopoly (as Ivan Illich would put it) called the schooling system. And it certainly wasn’t an easy choice.
So what made me decide to invest much of my time and savings into a non-funded PhD program?
This summer, I took part in an online course on Action Research: Areol (short for Action Research and Evaluation On Line). I thought I’d write about it, especially considering I haven’t found that many other blog posts presenting this course.