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Issues for action research facilitators

Danny Burns

in Systemic action research

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9781861347381
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303626 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347381.003.0008
Issues for action research facilitators

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This chapter explores at the complexities of action research from the perspective of action research facilitators and those overseeing and managing action research projects. It examines the following important issues; 1) the key roles for systematic action research facilitators; 2) the relationship of systemic action research facilitators to the research; 3) recording inquiry group sessions; and 4) support for action research facilitators. It is argued in this chapter, that action research facilitators should recognise themselves as active participants in that process. They should take a position as co-learners in the process and they need to be present both in role and as a person. Good facilitation of action research depends on mobilising passion and building trust. It should encourage emergence rather that push for solutions, and it should require the action research facilitators to make strategic challenges.

Keywords: complexities; action research; action research facilitators; action research projects; key roles; inquiry group sessions

Chapter.  8307 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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