Past Event | International Conference
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACTION RESEARCH (ICAR 2022)
The Malaysian Action Research Network (MARNet) is are proud to present an International Conference on Action Research (ICAR 2022), from 3-6 September, 2022. This virtual conference aims to bring together practitioners, professionals, academics and researchers from various backgrounds and disciplines, including education, nursing, social work, allied health professions, business and management, computer science and the criminal justice sector. The conference will feature four keynotes from prominent national and international action research scholars, three engaging and contextualised action research workshops, and hundreds of research and practice-based presentations. The conference seeks to provide a space for the presentation of current findings on scientific practices using a variety of action research paradigms, philosophies and methodologies, including, but not limited to:
Purposes and Objectives
The purposes and objectives of the International Conference on Action Research (ICAR 2022) are:
The theme of the conference is “Transforming Practices“, which seeks to encourage practitioners to transform the world by transforming their practices and the practice architectures that shape them. It also offers practitioners the opportunity to contribute to contemporary practice theory. One of the key aims of action research is to change our practices, understandings of our practices, and the conditions in which we practice. Transforming our practices means transforming what we do; transforming our understandings means transforming what we think and say; and transforming the conditions of practice means transforming the ways in which we relate to others and things, as well as the contexts we find ourselves within. In particular, this theme is inspired by Stephen Kemmis’s (2022) work on the theory of practice architectures, which describes how practices are shaped by various semantic, social and physical factors.
Past Event | Annual Conference
MARNet Conference 2021 in conjunction with the International CARNival 2021
For the first time in history, the Malaysian Action Research Network (MARNet) organised an international conference in collaboration with the Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN), United Kingdom. This virtual conference brought together Malaysian action research scholars from various academic disciplines. There were two plenaries, two symposia and 131 Pecha Kucha and Photovoice presentations throughout the five consecutive days of the conference, which was held from 5 – 9 October 2021.
The theme of the conference is “Raised Voices”, which highlights the importance of using action research to articulate and draw attention to the voices of those who are seldom heard. The voices can be yours – practitioners, educators, academics, students, patients, clients, and participants – or those of a community. The conference is interdisciplinary and welcomes submissions from a range of disciplines.
We at CARNival [organised by the Collaborative Action Research Network, United Kingdom] are really proud to be associated with MARNet. It’s been just such an exciting and well-managed conference and has had such respected speakers. I think it’s been really terrific, and I’ve managed to make lots of international contacts, which is great.
There are lots and lots of action research publications out there that would really be interested in learning about your individual projects or possibly if you wanted to come together and talk about them from sort of a MARNet perspective… what is the nature of action research currently in Malaysia? Part of our job as researchers is to share our knowledge with others, and I would really welcome hearing from you and encourage you to consider publishing your work.
Thanks to the organisers of MARNet for this opportunity because it’s so impressive to see what is actually being done. People from MARNet can help grow this movement [educational living theory] by sharing the knowledge you are creating and generating as you work to improve your practice. Many thanks for the opportunity to participate; it’s been a pleasure. Thank you.
I really love the idea of being invited, being here getting to know more about Malaysia. The discussion was really thought-provoking; the presentations highlighted very interestingly critical points that we commented and reflected on critically. I think there are still things to talk about, but as always, we never have enough time to discuss everything, and we can meet at other events and discuss further
The conferences [CARNival Conference 2021 and MARNet Conference 2021] have really been fulfilling, as our two networks have synchronised so immensely, very well, so we must thank you. The work you are doing is an inspiration to us, so thank you for that. Thank you for taking part, and we look forward to meeting everybody at future conferences. Hopefully, we all can meet up virtually or face to face sometime in the future.
What They Says
Feedback from International Action Research Scholars about our MARNet Conference 2021
MARNet Conference 2021 was held from 5 – 9 October, in conjunction with the CARNival 2021 and collaboration with the Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN), United Kingdom.
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