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.
To facilitate access to references and resources on this site they are being organised roughly into four strands:
- One generic for Living-Theory researchers developing their research, which will include subsections on, for instance, issues of
- One of references and resources that have been of particular interest to the project researchers specific to their field of practice, for instance,
- One with resources and references concerned with the interest of project researchers which transend fields, for instance,
- And one of things that might be really helpful and interesting but I dont know where else to put them!
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.
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
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.
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.