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References and Resources

Before you go any further visit Jack Whitehead's site http://actionresearch.net. Living-Theory started with Jack. His site gives you free access to a huge range of resources and references concerning Living-Theory research. You will also find living-theory doctoral theses and Masters which people have offered over the years as gifts.

These videos are an excellent introduction too.

Jack Whitehead - at the University of Bolton on the 24 October 2019 giving a TEDx talk on Living Theory research https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf1kFHLdiPY

Joy Mounter talking about Living Educational Theory research from a practitioner's perspective https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KrweokCbZE&feature=youtu.be

Jack Whitehead introducting Living Educational Theory research https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6hCtGy0W_o&feature=youtu.be

To facilitate access to references and resources on this site they are being organised roughly into four strands:

Do let us know if you cant find what you need or have a suggestion as to how we might make access easier by contacting us.



Everything below needs to be sorted out and put elsewhere - work in progress!

There are references that need to be integrated which at the moment are on 'reading room' page, which you can access from here.


Jack's response on 03/03/12 to Maureen's initial draft writings for her Active Learning, Knowledge Creating Research CPD writings.


Not everyone has access to online journals or academic libraries but there is a wealth of material accessible for free through the web. Google Scholar is a good place to start but there are lots more. If you find some let us know and we will add it for everyone to benefit from. If you want to use google scholar to the best effect try this video

Working on using the Harvard Reference system? - this link is brilliant! And this one http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk/referencing/harvard.htm

‘Taster Days Evaluation: Art Therapies for Carers and Families' pdf and video.

International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education links to other sites

Details about Forest School in Bath and North East Somerset

actionresearch.net - Research accounts of Masters and Doctoral quality created and offered freely as gifts by practitioners. There is also a lot more material to support the living theory researcher, action research and practitioner researcher. 

INFED - The encyclopedia of informal education - a not-for-profit site created by educators whose aim is, 'to provide a space for people to explore the theory and practice of informal education, social action and lifelong learning.' Interesting, articles on many subjects of interest to educators researching their practice.

Scribd - described as a website for social reading and publishing. Some material is free to read on-line, some can be downloaded for a fee. There are previews of published books. Worth checking - you could be pleasantly surprised.

TED - a well known site of a 'nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading'. Lots of 20 minute videos of conference talks on a variety of topics.

RSA - the 'RSA Education seeks to realise the potential of all learners'. Publications etc and short animated talks

EduTube - free educational videos

Edu on YouTube - lectures and courses

Khan Academy - online courses at all levels - mainly maths, some science a little history.

EJOLTs Educational Journal of Living Theories Free access to online journal.


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