|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Journal||Educational Journal of Living Theories|
|Type of Article||Forward|
As researchers engaging in the process of Living Theory, we often need to pause and to take a break from the busyness of our everyday lives. We think about what we are doing, about the values we hold, and we reflect critically on how we live them in our lives – or not. Reflection is usually a quiet, calm, solitary activity.
However, as we engage in Living Theory research, we find that right alongside our need for reflection, lies an equally important need to share insights, thoughts and not-quite-formed ideas, as well as ideas with which we are more familiar, through dialogue. Dialogue, educational conversations and the sharing of ideas are key elements of the process of Living Theory research and are generated alongside deep, critical reflection. At that nexus-point between contemplation and dialogue lies the ‘magic’ of Living Theory, where the individual ‘I’ can potentially become ‘we’, where values become actions, and where small ideas can have an influence in the flourishing of humanity. The articles in this edition of EJOLTS capture a lot of that magic.