Editorial foreword

TitleEditorial foreword
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsWhitehead, J1Huxtable, M
Refereed DesignationDoes Not Apply
JournalEducational Journal of Living Theories
Start Pagei
Date Published12/2023
Type of Articleforeword

EJOLTs 2023, Volume 16 is the first volume to be comprised completely by content published as soon as the Editorial Board has accepted it for publication. The change from publishing just twice a year has been introduced for a number of reasons.

EJOLTs has always been a web-based journal and practitioners have been encouraged to make the best use of innovations in technology in their research and to communicate their accounts of their Living Educational Theory Research. However, EJOLTs continued to follow many of the practices of traditional print-based journals, including publishing issues at predetermined moments in time. Developments in technology and recognition and appreciation of what constitutes educational knowledge by the global Academy now open new possibilities of publishing. Hence the decision to change to publishing, as papers are ready, rather than gathering contents for issues to publish twice a year.

Creating, validating and making public such accounts are an integral part of Living Educational Theory Research. A researcher writes to communicate the knowledge they have created in the process of researching their practice to understand and improve it and create a valid account for their educational, values-laden, influence in their own learning, in the learning or others and in the learning of the social formation they together comprise. As they create an account of their research to communicate to an audience they look through a different lens at their practice and research and in the process they change both.

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