Where in the world have you traveled to conduct your work?
I have traveled to China, South Korea, Belgium, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Estonia.
What type of work or partnerships have you engaged in (research, teaching, training, outreach, a keynote)?
The type of work I have done includes keynotes and research/teaching … I have worked with educators in different countries to help them learn about studying their own practice through the process of practitioner research.
Who has benefitted from this work?
What is the most interesting aspect of the work you have done?
Getting to talk with educators from different countries and understanding their problems of practice and how they might be studied. I have learned that across the globe, educators are challenged by similar issues.
What type of global work are you currently doing? What’s next?
I recently returned from Estonia where I did a keynote at a conference focused on practitioner inquiry and learning communities. I also had the opportunity to listen to teachers share their research with one another and comment on their first inquiry endeavors. One of my books, Digging Deeper into Action Research had been translated into Estonian so my work there was to help teachers and teacher educators better understand what it means to study your own practice and how to go about doing it. As a result of this session, I was invited to Ljubljana, Slovenia in August, once again to speak on practitioner inquiry and help facilitate the process in that country.
I will also travel to United Arab Emirates University in February to give a keynote at an international conference there on practitioner inquiry.