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Author Zuber-Skerritt, Ortrun

Title Lifelong action learning and research : a tribute to the life and pioneering work of Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt / edited by Judith Kearney and Maureen Todhunter
Published Rotterdam : Sense, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 188 pages)
Series Educational Research E-Books Online, Collection 2005-2017, ISBN: 9789004394001
Educational Research E-Books Online, Collection 2005-2017, ISBN: 9789004394001
Contents Preliminary Material / Judith Kearney and Maureen Todhunter -- Festschrift for Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt / Judith Kearney -- Mirror, Mirror / Mary Brydon-Miller and David Coghlan -- An Action Learning Approach to Writing Journal Articles / Chris Kapp -- Weaving Together / Doris Santos -- Achieving Synergy through Combining Action Learning and Action Research / Shankar Sankaran -- The Practical Visionary / Ron Passfield -- Collaboration, Innovation and Evaluation in Action Research / Eileen Piggot-Irvine -- PALAR for Community Engagement / Lesley Wood -- Building National and International Action Research Communities of Practice / Pip Bruce Ferguson -- Creating World Congresses of Action Learning and Action Research to Network an International Community / Yoland Wadsworth -- Action Learning and Action Research for a Turbulent Future 133 / Bob Dick -- Researching Plausible Futures / Richard Bawden -- Applying the Concept of Lifelong Action Learning / Richard Teare -- A Fitting Celebration / Maureen Todhunter
Summary This tribute to Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt is a celebratory Festschrift of her learning/research action-packed life. Colleagues around the world reflect on their own learning, research and professional development, with and through Ortrun, in action learning and action research (ALAR). Four Parts identify focus areas in Ortrun's work and interests over the last 40 years. Higher Education is the site for most of Ortrun's work experience since 1974 when she joined Griffith University in Australia. Organisations is a context where Ortrun has actively explored processes of learning, leadership and development in management education. Communities of Practice characterise Ortrun's work throughout her career, particularly through participatory action learning and action research (PALAR) in communities. Futures focusses Ortrun's recent writing advocating for PALAR as a flexible and effective methodology for responding to rapid change. Here we see why Ortrun is a quintessential international scholar. And an ALAR practitioner/advocate. Her world view, understandings of knowledge and personal qualities naturally orient her along this path of inclusive, purposeful action. This is why Ortrun is a vital energy in shaping the evolution of the 'Action' family of scholarship, now including PALAR and LAL (Lifelong Action Learning). No wonder her life and pioneering work are an adventure story--not just of learning and research, but also of passion and action. This tribute opens windows onto that story
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Zuber-Skerritt, Ortrun.
Adult education -- Australia
Continuing education -- Australia
Adult education
Continuing education
Genre/Form Festschriften
Form Electronic book
Author Kearney, Judith
Todhunter, Maureen
ISBN 9789463001397