World Congress 2010 - FAQs

Eighth ALARA World Congress 2010
Participatory Action Research and Action Learning
Appreciating our Pasts, Comprehending our Presents
Prefiguring our Futures

The Congress will be held at the Bayview Eden, Queens Road 6, Melbourne from the 6th till the 9th of September 2010, with two pre-Congress skill-sharing days on the 4th and 5th of September in venues to be announced later.

The Major Themes which will guide the overall proceedings are as follows:
* Philosophical foundations of research and learning as participatory social change/praxis
* Power in the Action Learning and (Participatory)
* Action Research relationship and in social-change-at-large
* Action Research and Learning Methodology for transformation
* Innovations in practice and the contribution of systems approaches.

Evolving Streams of applied PAR, AR and AL include:
* An ‘ecology’ stream, with several evolving foci including wilderness, agriculture, socio-culture
* An ‘education’ stream with possible foci on tertiary, secondary, ‘early’ and alternative;
* Community Development / Personal Development /
PAR and International Development;
* ‘Welfare, Wellbeing and Health’ ;
* ‘Systems’, ‘Business’, Organisational Development and AL, AR and PAR;

*‘Indigenous Peoples and PAR’

*'Feminist PAR'

May 31st 2010: final date for abstract submission;

June 1st: end of early-bird registration, start of regular registration period;

July 1st 2010: end of reviewing process and participants notified re acceptance;

July 31st 2010: all accepted papers, workshop descriptions, catalyst papers and poster session abstracts submitted for inclusion in the CD;

4 - 5 September: Pre-Congress workshops

6—9 September: welcome to Melbourne and the Congress!