T-learning as activism research school
The t-learning transformative knowledge network is developing a virtual, interconnected, on-line research school to support young researchers undertaking research focussing on transgressive social learning for social-ecological sustainability in times of climate change.
The research school will focus on emancipatory and sustainability processes, and will support the role of research in bringing about social change (research as activism). This recognises that research is complicit in moral action that generates knowledge with both human and more than human beings. Such research seeks to enrich the common good in direct ways that are linked to social activities and practices.
In the research school we encourage researchers to develop and share new methodologies that are co-engaged, and that are transformative in nature, and that actively support t-learning processes. The t-learning research school foregrounds cognitive, epistemic, social and environmental justice, and therefore does not de-couple the learning from processes that aim to bring about political, cultural, social and environmental change.
Between 2016-2018, the t-learning transformative knowledge network will host three on-site research school meetings. Key elements of these on-site research school meetings will be shared on-line in the form of on-line research courses, research-based reading lists, and reports on research methodology being developed in the research school in the form of webinars and related research methodology texts.
Visit the resources page for some of the materials that are being used and produced by researchers in the t-learning transformative knowledge network. And keep an eye open for new on-line short courses that will be launched and offered off this platform in 2017.