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Gaia’s Graveyards – Bearing witness as first person inquiry

Humanity is overwhelmingly in denial about the ‘biological annihilation’ facing the other species on the planet, heirs to a 13.8 billion year shared history. This paper argues that these questions can be addressed through action research, an ethical research practice, focused on issues of pressing concern to humans and the ecological communities of which they […]


Transforming knowledge creation for a more sustainable world through action research

  In this 20 minute video presentation Hilary Bradbury Ph.D. covers some basic tenets of high quality contemporary action research. She describes action research as a complement to conventional research and offers examples of first person action research/practice (mindfulness program), second person action research/practice (learning history) and third person action research/practice (executive roundtable using systems […]


Centering on our Values and Strengthening the Core posted by Mary Brydon-Miller

I often use the metaphor of dance or yoga when I introduce the idea of using self-reflection in order to examine how our values inform our practice as action researchers. Both dance and yoga emphasize the importance of centering–drawing attention to the core muscles that support the body and finding a position of balance.  They also stress strengthening these core […]