Everything you wanted to ask about systems thinking vis a vis action research but were too afraid to ask

The workshop offers a conversation about how we use systems thinking or thinking systemically in action research with a panel of action research systems practice theorists. Full introduction, including list of optional preparatory reading...more

 Augustine Centre Saturday 4th September 2010 2pm-5pm
Augustine Centre
2 Minona Street
Hawthorn VIC 3122 Getting there
+613 9819 2844
http://www.augustine.org.au REGISTER NOW
 

Dr Yoland Wadsworth has an international reputation for quality innovative theory in research methodology, publishing, consultancy & collaborative inquiry facilitation, and is the author of Australia's best-selling textbooks on research and evaluation methods - Do It Yourself Social Research and Everyday Evaluation on the Run (Allen & Unwin 1997). Yoland is an Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Applied Social Research at RMIT University, Melbourne. Yoland's papers include:

‘Is it safe to talk about systems again yet?-Self organising processes for complex living systems and the dynamics of human inquiry' Systemic Practice and Action Research, Springer, (2008a), NY, 21(2):153-170;
‘Systemic human relations in dynamic equilibrium' Systemic Practice and Action Research, (2008b), Springer, NY, 21(1):15-34.

 

Dr Danny Burns is the author of Systemic Action Research (2007) Policy Press, University of Bristol, UK, and Professor of Organisational Learning, SOLAR, University of Bristol, UK. 
  Dr John Barton is a Melbourne-based strategy consultant and Adjunct Reader, School of Integrative Systems, University of Queensland. Recent papers include:
Barton, Stephens and Haslett ‘Action Research: Its history and relationship to the scientific method', Systemic Practice and Action Research, Dec. 2009.
Barton, Stephens and Haslett ‘Action Research: its foundations in open
systems thinking and relationship to the scientific method', Systemic
Practice and Action Research,
Dec. 2009.
Barton ‘Analysis, Synthesis, Systems Thinking and the Scientific Method:
rediscovering the importance of open systems', Systems Research and
the Behavioural Sciences
, 2007, 14: 143 - 155.
  Half day $200   students $50                 
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