Welcome to the CARN International Conference from 11th-13th November 2016. Bishop Grosseteste University offers you a warm welcome to the conference in the historic city of Lincoln. We hope this site offers you a clear overview of the conference and encourages a broad diversity of practitioners from education, nursing, community development, health, social work, youth work to come and join us in celebrating the insights promoted by collaborative action research.
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to submit an abstract for the International Conference for Collaborative Action Research Networks (CARN) to be held at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln from 11th -13th November 2016.
We hope that you find out website helpful, but here are a few highlights:
The CARN International conference is very well established in the action research community, with a reputation for high quality research and scholarship. The conference is a space where people interested in action research in education and other social sciences from around the world meet in a dynamic and supportive atmosphere which celebrates collaborative and participatory approaches to research. Individuals are invited to share the intellectual challenges and curiosity that drives their research in various professional contexts, including education, health and social work. Bishop Grosseteste University is a small university in the heart of Lincoln close to the City Centre where Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln castle are a five minute walk from the University.
A pre-conference interactive workshop on ‘Building Trust in Action Research’ is also offered on Thursday 10th November 2016 led by the Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) The workshop is free of charge to conference attendees, but spaces are limited so an early booking is advised.
The 2016 conference theme is the 4 Ps ‘Integrating the Personal Political and Professional in our Practice’. You are invited to submit an abstract for a presentation that enables you to identify how your personal, political and professional ‘worlds’ may collide or coalesce and how your practice and research might inform a global conversation and perspective of integrated experience. Presentations may take the form of papers, workshops, poster sessions, Pecha Kutcha Presentations, (see http://www.pechakucha.org/) performance, or round table discussions.
Abstracts should be approximately 300 words, and include references. This is an indicative number of words: please judge how best to communicate what you wish to say. Abstracts and papers can be submitted through the CARN conference website. https://sites.bishopg.ac.uk/carnconference
Here are some useful DEADLINES – recently revised
Early Bird bookings available until 15th July 2016
Abstracts submitted by 1st July 2016
Abstract writers informed by 7th July 2016
Full draft papers to be submitted by Monday 5st September (if possible)*
If you have any questions, please also feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our administrator email@example.com,uk
*Please note that we aim to include full papers on the website to allow all our conference participants to access the papers before the conference. This will allow participants to make shorter (10mins) presentations on key ideas within the research and enable us to have more time for questions and discussion.
Our intention is to publish work from the conference in a variety of formats; The conference is supported by the International Journal of Education Action Research
We ask you, please, to share this letter as widely as possible with your networks and associates.
We look forward to hearing from you and to extending a very warm welcome to you at the CARN Conference at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) in Lincoln
Dr Yvonne Hill
Visit our website at: https://sites.bishopg.ac.uk/carnconference/