In First Person Action Research Judi Marshall invites her reader to join her in the rich world of first person inquiry: a reflexive approach to life and to one’s own participation in research and learning. Written as a collage of interrelated chapters, fragments and voices, this is an important meditation on the nature of inquiring action. Judi Marshall’s book provides an accessible introduction to self-reflective practice; exploring its principles and practices and illustrating with reflective accounts of inquiry from the author’s professional and personal life. The book also considers action for change in relation to issues of ecological sustainability and corporate responsibility. Writing is reviewed as a process of inquiry, and as a way to present action research experiences. Connections are made with the work of the literary authors Nathalie Sarraute and Kazuo Ishiguro to expand the scope of typical academic writing practices. First Person Action Research is an important and practical resource for students, teachers and practitioners of action research alike. It is a thoughtful and sensitive account of an emerging field in Research Methods.

Inquiry Learning Groups and Working with Feedback

Inquiry Learning Groups and Working with Feedback

This chapter has two main intentions. It seeks to show some of the qualities of working in learning groups to support oneself as an inquirer, and then to demonstrate issues in the pursuit of inquiry relating to following through feedback processes. Its material extends sections in Part II: Dimensions of inquiry, but it is here in the book because it was written intentionally using several Freefall Writing practices, and so follows Writing as inquiry from Part IV. It is an example of working with such material in iterations of inquiry.

The first section of the chapter is an account of working in two learning groups that was intended specifically for this book. It was written in one morning ...

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