Commitment and scope
Living Educational Theory Research:
Doing Educational Research Differently.
Values-led research for systemic change, which contributes to the flourishing of Humanity.
Jack Whitehead has been awarded a D.Litt. by the University of Worcester in acknowledgment of the significant contribution he has made to the worlds of academia and practice.
Access 7:36 minute video recording here of the University of Worcester’s provost, Ann Jordan’s citation, for the award ofD.Litt. Honoris Causa to Dr. Jack Whitehead at the University of Worcester, UK, on the 12th September 2023. Access 7:7 minute video recording here of Jack Whitehead’s response.
Call for papers:
Opening New Frontiers of Values-led Practice
EJOLTs will be bringing together papers to form an issue for July 2024 with the theme Opening new frontiers for values-led practice. EJOLTs publishes accounts of Living Educational Theory Research. Living Educational Theory Research is a form of professional practitioner educational (values-laden) research. At the heart of Living Educational Theory Research is the realisation in practice of humanitarian and life-enhancing values, which contribute to bringing into being a safe, peaceful world where humanity flourishes.
If you have been engaged in practitioner research, such as Action Research, Narrative Inquiry, Auto-ethnography, working on a paper to submit to EJOLTs is an opportunity to develop your values-led practice further to open new frontiers for yourself and others. Working on an account of your Living Educational Theory Research will help you to improve what you are doing to realise your values-laden responsibilities as a professional practitioner. By submitting your paper you will also be able to contribute to the global growth of educational, values-laden, knowledge and open new frontiers of values-led practice with your account of your Living Educational Theory Research.
If you would like to submit a paper but feel anxious at the prospect, you are not alone! Visit https://www.actionresearch.net/writings/posters/homepage2023.pdf to meet a few potential fellow travelers. If you have questions or concerns please email [email protected]. We are very keen to help.
Email to [email protected] to tell us of your interest in working on a paper to contribute to the themed issue and please include the following:
• a working title,
• a draft 200-word abstract, and
• any online support needed.
Any questions etc please email [email protected].
Looking forward to hearing from you
Papers are published online as soon as they have been accepted and prepared for publication by the Editorial Board with an editorial foreword published at the of June and December.
EJOLTs provides unique and enriching opportunities for professional practitioners to share their research and expand their knowledge of educational influences in learning, with the potential to contribute to the growth and betterment of our individual and collective humanity. We strongly encourage all practitioner researchers and potential authors to explore EJOLTs.
At the heart of Living Educational Theory Research is the realisation in practice of humanitarian and life-enhancing values, which contribute to bringing into being a safe, peaceful world where humanity flourishes . 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.
EJOLTs publishes peer reviewed, multimedia accounts without cost to authors or readers. Papers go through a very rigorous, educational review process and are published online as soon as accepted and prepared for publication by the Editorial Board. To learn more about Living Educational Theory Research access papers published since 2008 and visit https://actionresearch.net/. If you have questions before you submit a paper please email [email protected]. 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. Emails to [email protected].
Jack Whitehead introducing the Educational Journal of Living Theories (EJOLTs) (video 1.21 minutes)
- Information leaflets:
- 'Making Living Educational Theory Research freely available for Librarians to share' free to download from here. Please send to your university's librarian and ask them to make EJOLTs available from their virtual library. Cost? £0!!!
- 'Living Educational Theory Research freely available for all practitioners' free to download from here. Please do share widely.
- Organization and Education Development: Reflecting and Transforming in a Self-Discovery Journey by Suresh Nanwani (Routledge, UK, 2022). Open Access - free to download whole from here
- Forthcoming events where Living Educational Theory Research is being presented. Keep checking this space for updates.
To learn more about Living Educational Theory Research watch this video, and visit and join the EJOLTs Facebook and Living Theory Facebook groups and EJOLTs on LinkedIn.
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 or CC BY)
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.
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