December 2020, Volume 13, Issue 2
This is the second issue of EJOLTs to be published during the pandemic. As people are being placed in ever more isolating local circumstance they are developing global connections with others, such as the contributors to EJOLTs, who share their values and a vision of a world in which humanity of all can flourish. Living Educational Theory research is growing as a global social movement as many realise in practice their educational responsibility to create answers to the question, 'what sort of world do we want to live in?' As you read the papers, in this and other issues, you will find contributions to evolving answers to that question created by global citizens living and working in diverse fields of practice and cultural contexts. The thread, which connects them all, is their focus on making public their living-educational-theories, that is their valid explanations of their educational influence in their own learning and in the learning of others and in the learning of the social formations within which they live and work. Living Educational Theory research is a form of educational practitioner research engaged in by those who take a professional approach to their practice. The learning, that a Living Educational Theory researcher is concerned with enhancing, is that which contributes to bringing into being a world in which humanity flourishes. The papers in EJOLTs show how, through their Living Educational Theory research, global citizens accept their educational responsibility to research their practice to improve it and contribute to global academic, intellectual and scholarly discourses and as they do so give substance to a dream of a better tomorrow in today’s reality. We hope you will find something among the papers that helps you research your practice and educational influence in learning to understand, improve and explain it. We also hope you will be inspired to submit an account of your research to EJOLTs and so contribute to the flourishing of our individual and collective humanity.
Editorial Foreword (pp. i-v)
Marie Huxtable & Jack Whitehead
A Culture of Reflection: How my living-educational-theory enabled me to transform the teaching-learning attitude in my school. English (pp. 21-47), Gujarati (pp. XXI-XLVI)
Improving ESL Teaching and Learning Through Living Educational Theory Research at the University Level (pp. 48-70)
Abdul Hameed Panhwar
Raising Voices Using Dialogue as a Research Method for Creating living-educational-theories in Cultures of Inquiry. (pp. 71-92)