This is a form of the question we were addressing a week or so ago, no? What
is free will, and how to foster it? What tools to provide people so they can
comprehend the circumstances that determine their behavior, and by changing
them become free(er).
On 5/7/06 7:35 PM, "Mike Cole" <email@example.com> wrote:
> I do not ordinarily forward from this list, but the question posed below,
> and the suggested sources of an answer, ought to be of interest to anyone
> who carries out intervention research in a chat perspective. Rephrased, it
> could be "How do I initiate an intervention to assure that the people
> who I am meddling with have agency for their own change?"
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> From: Jack Whitehead <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: May 7, 2006 4:56 AM
> Subject: Re: [arlist-l] Irony and paradox (?????)
> To: Forum for discussing action research theory and practice <
> On 7 May 2006, at 11:59, Dianne Allen wrote:
> The current practice issue raised is: how do I, from the position of
> initiator of inquiry, engage those with whom I wish to inquire, and help
> them move to autonomy in inquiry/research roles in a collaborative effort?
> I would be interested in any tips, or suggestions, that others might have in
> this regard.
> Hi Dianne - I've been most impressed with the way Jacqueline Delong answered
> this question in her living theory doctorate. This is in the living theory
> section of http://www.actionresearch.net . You might also like to read the
> section on Inclusional Methodology in Eleanor Lohr's thesis on Love at Work.
> I've just put this on the site this weekend after Eleanor's successful viva
> last Tuesday.
> The other person who has answered a similar question is Moira Laidlaw in her
> work in China. There is a section at the bottom of the left hand menu bar of
> actionresearch.net that might be helpful to you on Moira's work in China and
> the collaborative work she has been doing with action researchers in China's
> Experimental Centre for Educational Action Research in Foreign Languages
> Teaching. You can see a paper she has written with her colleague Dean Tian
> on this in Action Research Expeditions. i think it is the June 2005 issue
> and you can get to this from the articles menu bar from
> You might also find something of use in:
> McNiff, J. & Whitehead, J. (2006) Action Research Living Theory. London;
> Sage. - Jean and I have set out our present answers to a similar question.
> Hope these references are helpful.
> Love Jack.
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