Alfredo Ortiz Aragόn

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I am an Associate Professor in the PhD Program in the Dreeben School of Education at the University of the Incarnate Word, an action-researcher and designer / facilitator of organizational change processes, working in international and local development contexts for the last 18 years. In all of my work, I prioritize critical reflection on how power relationships between people enable and constrain “desirable” and “feasible” change. I believe that increased awareness on the role all people play in including and excluding diverse ways of understanding and acting in the world can lead to new perspectives and increased inclusion of marginalized people, causes, ideas and ways of knowing.

Introducing the First Action Research Student Choice Awards

Figure 1 Word cloud formed from key words from 128 ARJ articles

This summer (2017) during an Action Research Plus committee videoconference (AR+, the initiatives enabled through this very website), Hilary Bradbury, Dusty Columbia Embury and I hatched the idea of getting my PhD students at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, involved in engaging action research knowledge through AR+. Even before […]