A Collaborative Inquiry: ‘How Do We Improve Our Practice with Children?’

Jun. 01, 2011

Source: Educational Action Research, Volume 19, Issue 3, 2011, pages 297-311.

A collaborative inquiry into how to improve the well-being of children was run over six months, as a partnership between Liverpool Hope University and a local authority Children’s Services.

The collaborative inquiry was based on a living theory approach to action research in which practitioners became increasingly aware and reflective of their moment-by-moment practice.

The Buddhist concept of mindfulness formed the basis of the practice.

Schön’s notions of reflection-in-action and reflection-on-action were then developed as enabling means of being mindful in each present moment.

Updated: Nov. 26, 2012