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Action Research Skills Program at Ashridge Business School

June 18, 2012 all day
This program I'm launching with a colleague at Ashridge might interest some of you fiery spirits out there. Many I know already work in an action research type way - working participatively with your communities and organisations. So consider this action research skills program - oriented at giving you a safe environment for you to practise and explore further what it is to do action research. Whether you are new to the field, or already have some experience, these workshopswill equip you with…See More
May 18, 2012
Margaret Gearty posted an event

Action Research Skills Program at Ashridge Business School

June 18, 2012 all day
This program I'm launching with a colleague at Ashridge might interest some of you fiery spirits out there. Many I know already work in an action research type way - working participatively with your communities and organisations. So consider this action research skills program - oriented at giving you a safe environment for you to practise and explore further what it is to do action research. Whether you are new to the field, or already have some experience, these workshopswill equip you with…See More
May 1, 2012
Margaret Gearty left a comment for Ailsa Clark
"Hi Ailsa - nice to connect with you again - the part of Scotland you live in sounds lovely. Margaret"
Sep 21, 2010
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Sep 21, 2010
Jonathan Emptage left a comment for Margaret Gearty
"Hello, Margaret - thanks for coming back to me. Yes, I am enjoying the course - certainly different! Have spoken to Nick Wilding briefly about it as well. ... hope you don't mind me mentioning, but you might have noticed I posted a blog the…"
Sep 7, 2010
Margaret Gearty left a comment for Jonathan Emptage
"hi Jonathan, nice to hear from you. Hope the MAs going well.. Margaret."
Sep 3, 2010
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Sep 3, 2010
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May 21, 2010

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Welcome! FierySpirits is for activists and professionals who are building vibrant, resilient rural communities. Tell us a little about why you'd like to join?
I'm really interested in the stories of activists and innovators who are doing fantastic work in making the world a more sustainable place.

And I know Nick. We study together and I know about the work he's been doing and I'm excited by it and would like in a way to be a part of it.

And finally, being a celt, I like the idea of being a fiery spirit!
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
I'm an action researcher at the University of Bath. I've been researching ways to join up the inspiring pockets of change projects and practices that are springing up all over the place. I've been looking at ways to share and join up these encouraging stories using a combination of workshops, new kinds of media, as well as a new story-based research approach called Learning History.

I'm Irish but have lived in the UK for over 13 years now. I used to be an electronics engineer and so travelled the corporate world for many years until I had to do something that had more meaning in relation to my children, my sense of community and responsibility to a world where our climate is changing rapidly
Website:
http://academicmum.typepad.com

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At 8:43 on September 7, 2010, Jonathan Emptage said…
Hello, Margaret - thanks for coming back to me.
Yes, I am enjoying the course - certainly different!
Have spoken to Nick Wilding briefly about it as well.
... hope you don't mind me mentioning, but you might have noticed I posted a blog the other day about virtual networks and how they improve our learning and practice - and asked people if they'd like to fill in a 'Survey Monkey' questionnaire - it's at:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T23H7FP
If you've got time, please have a look...
Thanks.
Jonathan.
At 9:03 on March 6, 2009, Debi Fry said…
Hi Margaret,
Let's do later in the day around 2pm on Monday....

Thanks!
Debi
At 14:41 on February 24, 2009, Debi Fry said…
Hi Margaret,
Let's tentatively schedule to chat on Monday the 9th at 11am. I say tentatively because we are supposed to have some visitors coming from Nigeria for that week for exchanges and site visits but they haven't received their visas yet.

I will be in the office then and can be reached at: 01337 858 808

Looking forward to chatting!

Cheers,
Debi
At 14:09 on February 24, 2009, Debi Fry said…
Hi Margaret,
Sorry I have been out of touch! How time flies! I would still love to chat. I have had a look at the website and my interest is fully peaked!!! Sounds like amazing work you have been doing! Would you be available to chat by phone maybe next week (Friday the 6th?)

Cheers,
Debi
At 19:47 on January 21, 2009, Nick Wilding said…
Hi margaret

Great to see that Debi has been in touch - we were both sat down on Monday as she's helping me to write a case study about the CoP as an example of an asset-based approach to community development, really helpful to move on and articulate stuff for the PhD ... it was Debi I had in mind when I mentioned to you abotu existing interest in digital story-telling. I'm getting clearer that I'd love to introduce it as a possible way of harvesting learning and as a possible element of our evaluation strategy - so it may be that we can invite you in to share your learning with us at some stage (though when not yet clear...)
best and hoping all's well. Chilly but sunny here in Scotland...
Nick
At 17:33 on January 21, 2009, Debi Fry said…
Thanks Margaret! I will take a look! I am also off on vacation next week but maybe we can touch base sometime in February! Stuff like this gets me very excited so I am sure we will have lots to talk about! :-)

Cheers,
Debi
At 19:47 on January 20, 2009, Debi Fry said…
Hi Margaret! I work with Tara at IACD....I would love to chat with you more about your Learning History work! Maybe we can have a chat sometime?
At 10:11 on January 15, 2009, Kirsty Tait said…
Hi Margaret

I'm Kirsty and I co-ordinate the rural programme here at Carnegie. Sorry for being nosy!...but on the topic of digital storytelling you might also be interested in the work of the Rural Media Company who are based in Hereford. They have just completed a digital storytelling project titled 'Migrant Stories' for our action research programme. The guy to get in touch with is Nic Millington and he is a member of this site. You can find out more info about them and Migrant Stories here: http://www.ruralmedia.co.uk/
Cheers
Kirsty
At 21:01 on January 14, 2009, Tara O'Leary said…
Hi Margaret,
Hope you are well? Nick has just been telling me about you and your work. It sounds great and really relevant to the stuff we are getting going at IACD. We just got in touch with the centre for Digital Storytelling in California and are hoping to run a workshop with them in the summer in Fife....anyway be great to learn more so I'll have a peek at your website and be in touch.
best for now
Tara

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