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Tackling Tough Issues through Action Research—Mary Brydon-Miller (Medea Talks #28)

November 9, 2015 @ 16:0017:30

Climate change, gender inequality, and the current refugee crisis—these are tough issues that traditional forms of research have a hard time dealing with.

On November 9, Mary Brydon-Miller gave a Medea Talk on the ways in which we might use Action Research to address our common problems and create more positive futures.

View the video embedded below (or on YouTube).

Mary Brydon-Miller is the editor of SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research (2014) and directs the Action Research Center at the University of Cincinnati, USA.

Location: Niagara, room B0E15 (Hörsal B1)

This talk in more detail:

“Then Let Us All Be Monsters: Tackling Tough Issues through Action Research”

Traditional forms of research have provided important findings regarding the challenges facing the world today, but have proven inadequate in addressing complex issues that require multisectoral and engaged approaches to knowledge generation leading to positive change.

Systemic Action Research provides strategies for creating larger structural change through the creation of networked learning communities focused on developing innovative responses to seemingly intractable problems such as climate change, global conflict and the resulting displacement of millions of people, or gender inequality.

Following a brief introduction to Action Research, and in particular systemic action research, we will discuss the ways in which we might use these engaged and critical forms of research to address our common problems and create more positive futures together.

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MARY BRYDON-MILLER, PhD, is Professor of Educational and Community-Based Action Research and Education and Social Change in the Educational Studies program at the University of Cincinnati where she also directs the University of Cincinnati’s Action Research Center.

She is a participatory action researcher who conducts work in both school and community settings. She recently completed work on the SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research with co-editor David Coghlan. Her current research focuses research ethics in educational and community settings and on the transformation of institutions of higher education through action research.

More about Mary Brydon-Miller.



November 9, 2015
16:00 – 17:30
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Medea, Malmö University


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