Friday, 8 March 2019

Fwd: Call for papers for a special issue of Educational Action Research Journal on Pedagogical Action Research


Pedagogical Action Research (PedAR): Researching learning and teaching practice in higher education


Guest Editors:   Lin Norton, Liverpool Hope University

                           Lydia Arnold, Harper Adams University



Educational Action Research is seeking articles that explore the contribution of action research to teaching or learning practice, or the student experience, in higher education. We are particularly interested in articles that push at the boundaries of HE pedagogy, such as students as partners, inter-disciplinary challenges, and articles that show the impact of action research on a variety of stakeholders. We would welcome specific accounts of action research studies, and studies which are about action research and its impact. Methodological rigour in action research and rich reflective insights will be more important than scale, which can be local, cross-institutional or international.  For further guidance, we would draw attention to the article by Convery & Townsend (2018).  Submissions will be welcome from HE and also HE in FE and, while we are looking for submissions that focus on the development of practice, we would encourage submissions that challenge and question established practices as well.


Convery, A. & Townsend, A. (2018) Action research update: why do articles get rejected from EARJ? Educational Action Research, 26(4) 503-512

Process and time scales

In the first instance, please send a 500 word abstract to the journal office (copying in LA and LN) no later than 12 noon on Thursday 25 April 2019. Decisions will be notified by 23rd May 2019. Colleagues who have been invited to submit full papers should do so by 12 September 2019, when they will be sent out for peer review.

Expected publication date                                                 

Publication of the special issue is expected in 2021

Guest editors' email addresses


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