December 2019, Volume 12, Issue 2
In this issue of EJOLTs we celebrate that Living Theory research has come of age. It is now internationally recognised as research that generates theory as knowledge that contributes to intellectual and scholarly discourses of values-led practitioner-researchers. It is making a difference to practice, learning and lives around the world. The evidence is in the numerous living-educational-theory Masters and Doctoral theses and the living-educational-theory accounts published in journals, including this one. EJOLTs too has come of age. EJOLTs is spreading the influence of the living-educational-theory accounts educational practitioner researchers have generated and is contributing to establishing Living Theory research as a global recognised field of intellectual and scholarly discourse. ‘What use has all this effort been?’ The use has been in the papers published and, as importantly, in the quality of relationships formed to create and publish the papers. Those qualities, which are at the heart of Living Theory research, are expressions of the energy flowing life-affirming and life-enhancing values that carry hope for the flourishing of humanity. In this issue you will find the most up-to-date understanding of Living Theory research, and living-educational-theory accounts of experienced and new Living Theory researchers. Within each account you will find evidence of the quality of relationships that help answer the question, ‘what use has all this effort been?’ We hope you will find something among the multimedia research narratives that enhances your practice, learning and life and be inspired to contribute your own.
Editorial Foreword (pp. i-viii)
Creating a living-educational-theory from questions of the kind, ‘how do I improve my practice?’ 30 years on with Living Theory research. (pp. 1-19)
How can I live my life as a living-global-citizen? From action research to political activism. (pp. 20-35)
Michelle Vaughan & Jacqueline Delong
Hasebe-Ludt, E., Chambers, C. M., & Leggo, C. (2009). Life Writing and Literary Métissage as an Ethos of Our Times. New York: Peter Lang. (pp. 89-92)
Review of Mark Potts’ Doctoral Thesis, How can I Reconceptualise International Educational Partnerships as a Form of 'Living Citizenship'? (pp. 93-94)