Commitment and scope

Living Educational Theory Research:

Doing Educational Research Differently.

Values-led research for systemic change, which contributes to the flourishing of Humanity.


  1. New, searchable index of EJOLTs contents 2008, 1(1) to 2022, 15(1). Download from here.
  2. A flier, 'Making Living Educational Theory Research freely available for Librarians to share' free to download from here.
  3. Papers now published as soon as accepted and prepared for publication by Editorial Board. Details in the'yellow box' of December 2022, 15(2) page.

At the heart of Living Educational Theory Research is the realisation in practice of humanitarian and life-enhancing values, which contribute to a world in which  humanity can increasingly flourish. The Educational Journal of Living Theories (EJOLTs) publishes valid accounts of living-educational-theory research created by practitioner-researchers working in a wide range of global, social, cultural and professional contexts. Whitehead (1989) coined the term living-educational-theories for a practitioner-researcher’s valid, values-based ‘explanation for their educational influences in their own learning, the learning of others and the learning of social formations’, created in the process of researching questions such as, 'How do I improve what I am doing'.

EJOLTs publishes peer reviewed, multimedia accounts online without cost to authors or readers. To learn more about Living Educational Theory Research access papers published since 2008 and visit If you have questions before you submit a paper please email [email protected] We can't promise to be able to help but we will try and we would be delighted to hear from you. We would also welcome expressions of interest.

Living Educational Theory research is a form of professional practitioner self-study educational research that enables anyone, whatever their location, discipline or field of practice to: accept their responsibility for their practice; realise their professional responsibilities as a practitioner and global citizen to contribute to the knowledgebase/s of their community of practice and; contribute to the growth of a global educational knowledgebase which brings into being a world where humanity can increasingly flourish.

Communication, access to information and the ability to contribute to global knowledge bases and discourses is greater than it has ever been. This presents a challenge to us all to adopt a professional approach to developing our educational practice as global citizens in a world comprising virtual and physical spaces, by researching it. Virtual spaces offer both challenges and opportunities for educational practitioner researchers to communicate the educational knowledge they create to other people situated in diverse contexts around the world.

If you have questions, queries or feel in need of a bit of support before you submit a paper please do get in touch. We can't promise to be able to help but we will try and we would be delighted to hear from you.  We would also welcome expressions of interest. Marie Huxtable [email protected] (on behalf of the EJOLTs Editorial Board)



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Open-Access Statement:

EJOLTS is an Open Access journal and it embraces the idea that educational research is for extending learning for the flourishing of humanity. Therefore, the research published in the journal is provided online, free of charge and is openly accessible to all. All articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY-NC).

EJOLTS embraces a Diamond Open Access policy in that it requires no article processing charges (APCs) or submission fees. The focus of EJOLTS’ Diamond Open Access policy is on publishing works of highly rigorous academic standard while ensuring that knowledge generation and knowledge dissemination are free and open to all.

Editorial Board
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