‘Living love’: My living-educational-theory

Title‘Living love’: My living-educational-theory
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsDhungana, P
Refereed DesignationRefereed
JournalEducational Journal of Living Theories
Volume13
Start Page45
Issue1
Pagination45-70
Date Published06/2020
Type of ArticleLiving Theory
ISSN2009-1788
Abstract

From July 2017 to July 2019, I conducted a participatory action research (PAR) project –Continuous Professional Development through Collaborative Practice and Praxis – in a community school of Nepal with basic-level (grades 1–8) teachers. Since being introduced to the Living Educational Theory research methodology at the CARN-ALARA Conference in Split, Croatia, I have been creating my own living-educational-theory. Through this paper as a PAR facilitator, I communicate how ‘living love’ improves my collaboration, the collaboration of my teachers and the collaboration of the school through action-reflection cycles. I discuss how my ‘living love’ connects me with my 'self', with my colleagues and the teachers, and how love evolves, contextualizes and enhances other values; yet, at times, I am not always living those values and I am a 'living contradiction'.

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