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She Thrives and Learns at the Point of Action. Dave Fearon’s Practice Podcast with Hilary Bradbury.

Post by Carol Gorelick.  We’ve seen a lot of writing on theory, but what about practice? David (Dave) Fearon hosts a podcast series Practice? – Conversations probing the Nature of Practice that he began with Peter Vaill and continued after Peter Vaill passed. Peter Vaill calls Practice “the dark matter of the social sciences.” It […]


Organizing AR+ 2023 as a sociocracy

AR+ Transformations

AR+ 2023 exists to cradle and catalyze capacity for the developmental unfolding of Action Research for Transformations (ART) as Science 2.0, that is, an orientation to knowledge creation that integrates subjectivity with objectivity, inner and outer landscapes. As the overall purpose of AR+, every year, is to support ARTists all over the world, wherever they […]


Two AR-focused community-engaged professor openings in my department

Greetings action researchers! Especially those of you interested in a university position. Alfredo Ortiz writes… “We are hiring two assistant to associate level professors in the Dreeben School of Education’s Graduate School at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio Texas. Requirements include experience with applied research, community-based research and/or other social justice-oriented […]


Numbskull in the Theatre of Inquiry. Bill Torbert’s new book.

Numbskull in the Theatre of Inquiry: Transforming Self, Friends, Organizations, and Social Science by William R. Torbert    (Waterside Productions, Cardiff CA, 2021) is now available at Amazon. Numbskull is an anti-heroic memoir of Torbert’s life of discovering and enacting a theory and practice of leadership development, organization development, and scientific development. This highly readable book illustrates […]


Book By Colfer et al. Adaptive Collaborative Management of Forest Landscapes

Many forest management proposals are based on top-down strategies, such as the Million Tree Initiatives, Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) and REDD+, often neglecting local communities. In the context of the climate crisis, it is imperative that local peoples and communities are an integral part of all decisions relating to resource management. This volume examines the […]

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