Cycle Two of the Monash Action Research Cohort: Looking Back and Looking Foward

By Liz Schell and Tim Haslett.

Published by The Organization Collection

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This paper outlines the work of the Monash Action Research Cohort since the presentation at the 2003 conference at Greenwich (Haslett et al., 2005). The initial group of eight are writing up and beginning to graduate. A new cohort of 16 candidates is forming and will be finalised in early 2006. The paper reflects on the lessons learned as the first cohort begin to graduate for the PhD program and on the experiences of the members of that first cohort. A model for the sustainability of the program which incorporates graduates from the program as Associate Supervisors is developed and discussed.
The process of establishing the next cohorts is outlined and the supporting structures which include a PhD project on the cohorts themselves are detailed. The new projects and the new candidates' expectations and aspirations are discussed. This will include a discussion of an apparent shift away from Business Action Research to the Not For Profit AR.

Keywords: Action Research, Education, PhD, Supervision

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 11, pp.109-118. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.005MB).

Ms Liz Schell

Consultant, LSA Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia

For the past 15 years I have been an independent consultant working in the areas of organisational learning and change and information management. I have a Master of Management (Organisation Systems), a Master of Education, a Graduate Diploma in Research and Evaluation, and a Graduate Diploma in Adult Education and Training. This paper is part of my PHD Study at Monash University.

Dr Tim Haslett

Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, Monash University, Australia

Research interests include: Systems theory; nonlinear dynamics: catastrophe theory; chaos theory; local rule theory.

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